Foodborne Illness

bioMérieux Tempo

USDA feels the Tempo for food safety testing

By Joseph James Whitworth

BioMérieux‘s Tempo methodology has been added to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook (MLG 3.02).

FDA wants tech ideas to fight foodborne illness. Picture: FDA/Flickr

FDA launches food safety challenge

FDA: We have a lot of answers, but not all of them

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on Salmonella in fresh produce with a total prize pool of $500,000.

Records could be required which identify the source, supplier and names of all the materials used

Extra record proposed for ground beef by USDA

By Georgi Gyton

Makers of raw ground beef products could be forced to keep records in order to further protect consumers, if proposals by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are approved.

It is hoped that the new rule could result in 5,200 less foodborne illnesses a year

FSIS sends proposal to modernise US poultry inspection for review

By Georgi Gyton

A proposed rule to modernise the system for US poultry inspection has been sent from the United Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs...

US Congress members want Salmonella action plan delay

Salmonella action plan ‘should be delayed’

By Joseph James Whitworth

US Congress members have called for a delay in the proposed Salmonella action plan because there is a ‘lack of evidence’ that it will reduce foodborne pathogens.

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