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  • Testing Food Temperature With The Temp-Taker

    The Temp-Taker 3, created by Innovate Technologies by Design, aids in reading more accurate food temperatures through the purported elimination of human error. There is a “checklist feature [which] allows users to enter their own custom operations...

    News • April 10th, 2013

  • Is The Food Industry In Bed With The FDA?

    Over the last 20 years the relationship between the food industry and the FDA has changed. Americans assume that the FDA is working as an independent auditor to ensure food safety. But an article in Bloomberg examines the danger that has resulted from...

    News • April 8th, 2013

  • FDA Extends Track & Trace Period To Aid Food Safety

    The FDA is developing a test program to track and trace food within the food supply chain. To read more, click HERE. 

    News • April 8th, 2013

  • Amendments Passes To Prevent Food Inspector Furloughs

    Food inspector jobs put at risk by the sequester were saved when the Senate passed a bill which added funds to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 8th, 2013

  • If It Looks Like Cod, Tastes Like Cod, It Must Be Cod. Not Necessarily

    Most people who purchase fish on a menu assume that what arrives on their plate is the same fish they have ordered. In some cases, DNA testing has confirmed cheaper fish has been substituted or was incorrectly labeled before it hit table side.  To read...

    News • April 5th, 2013

  • Oysters And Raw Sewage

    Oysters have been recalled in Tasmania when they were found to be contaminated with noroviurs. Norovirus is the virus that causes gastroenteritis and contamination occurred after a sewage spill in the bay where the oysters were grown. To read more, click...

    News • April 5th, 2013

  • Frozen Food Recall

    The USDA sent out a press release concerning a recall due to E. coli found in cheese steaks, mini quesadillas, and various other microwaveable foods from a company called Rich Products. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 5th, 2013

  • Ground Beef & Tenderized Steak Undergo Increased Scrutiny

    An article in Food and Safety News notes ground beef and tenderized steaks are undergoing increased testing for E. coli. The Office of the Inspector General released an audit mentioning that boxed beef often is sealed with the USDA mark and this...

    News • April 5th, 2013

  • Humane Labeling

    Perdue Farms is accused by The Humane Society of the United States of placing a “Humanely Raised” sticker on their chicken packaging when they are not actually treating the animals humanely. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 4th, 2013

  • Chemical Use In The Supply Chain

    Greater effort through the length of the supply chain needs to be made in detecting, screening and assessing damage from potentially hazardous chemicals. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 2nd, 2013

  • The Case For GM Salmon

    Frankenfish sounds terrifying, but is it really a bad choice? To read more click HERE.

    News • April 1st, 2013

  • Dead Ducks In China

    A few weeks ago 16,000 dead pigs were found floating in the rivers of Shanghai. Now China has 1,000 dead ducks to clean out of its rivers. To read more, click HERE. 

    News • March 29th, 2013

  • E. Coli Outbreak In Hawaii

    Nine people in Oahu have contracted E. coli. The source of the outbreak has not yet been discovered. To read more, click HERE.

    News • March 29th, 2013

  • Pesticides Commonly Used Without EPA Approval

    "Conditional registration" is a loophole by which pesticides are being used without FDA oversight. To read more, click HERE.

    News • March 28th, 2013

  • Burger King Testing For Horse Meat

    Burger King will begin testing for foreign DNA in their hamburger patties. Burger King ended relationships with Tesco and Silvercrest, two retailers whom were found to have horse meat in their products. To read more, click HERE.

    News • March 28th, 2013

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