Food safety is all over the news–not just here in the US, but globally. For many companies, having an in-house lab carries potential benefits that can reduce costs and considerably increase safety and efficiency.
Are you one of the many people that are concerned you’ve gotten sick as a result of Dole’s recent Listeria contamination? If so, Dole Food Company has created a toll-free consumer line to respond to questions about the multi-state contamination of bagged salad that has triggered infections from Listeria.
Vietnamese negotiators have been calling a program to transfer regulation of the U.S. catfish industry from the FDA to the more stringent USDA a non-tariff trade barrier to Vietnamese seafood imports, while U.S. catfish farmers are worried that the ongoing talks regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership could result in changes to the program that would make it less effective. But despite objections from Vietnamese negotiators, U.S. officials are holding firm on the plan to go forward with the program as it is written.
With the summer heat, going to a holiday cookout can be a scary proposition. Food safety rumors abound, and it’s hard to tell what’s safe to eat. Here are the answers to the biggest questions I get as a food safety microbiologist.
By Lauren Bambusch No matter what protocol you’re using, when it comes to food safety, enrichments are king. Every approved testing method for foodborne pathogens requires some iteration of an enrichment. So what is that? Why is it required? Why