The law also gives the FDA new tools to hold imported foods to the same standards as domestic foods and directs the FDA to build an integrated national food safety system in partnership with state and local authorities.
None of the recalled products tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, but Inventure Foods has decided to err on the side of caution and issue a voluntary recall because Listeria was detected in the facility during routine testing.
The decision to pull all of its products from stores after a listeria outbreak marks one of the most sweeping U.S. food recalls by a single brand and highlights the difficulty of controlling the potentially deadly bacteria.
The Agriculture Department has spent at least $45 million responding to the U.S. outbreak, including costs for testing, quarantines around infected facilities, and compensation for producers whose birds have been killed by the virus or culled.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, has come under intense scrutiny since a research unit of the World Health Organization reported last month it was classifying glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans."
This operation is part of a continued effort to interrupt what CBP calls “an extensive network of purposely mislabeled and high-risk agriculture products coming from Hong Kong, China, India and Saudi Arabia.”
Connecticut state representative Rosa DeLauro (D) – who played a key role in writing the food safety act – says that two parties are to blame: the White House, along with the FDA’s parent agency – the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) marks a milestone in food safety legislation. And as the FDA fine tunes the rules with industry input, supply chain players have many questions. What will they be required to do differently? How will the...
Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out warning letters to food manufacturer Post Foods, two seafood companies, a juice processor, and a beverage company allegedly found to be using an unsafe food additive.
The potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a retail location on March 30th, 2015 by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
An International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) delegation has boarded industrial fishing vessels landing their catch in Songkhla port, Southern Thailand last week, as part of an investigation into labor rights abuses.