A coalition of15 major players in the organic food industry—including producers, farmers, consumer, environmental and certification groups—filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging USDA violated the federal rulemaking process.
While regulators creep closer toward adopting parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) has taken center stage as food and beverage manufacturers seek the best ways to stay compliant, avoid costly recalls and provide an easier audit experience.
Blue Bell Creameries has voluntarily suspended operations at its manufacturing plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to conduct a thorough food safety inspection at the facility and account for any possible areas of contamination after a number of the company’s ice cream products were linked to a Listeriosis outbreak.
In an effort to strengthen its commitment to reducing food waste in advance of World Health Day on April 7, USDA has launched a new “FoodKeeper” app that delivers valuable food storage and safety information right to consumers’ mobile devices.
That iconic Chesapeake Bay blue crab you ordered at a local Maryland or Washington, DC restaurant just might not be the real thing according to a recent study from Oceana that suggests a massive mislabeling scam.
At the request of FDA, a California judge has ordered a Los Angeles seafood company, L.A. Star Seafood Company Inc., to halt production until the company can demonstrate to FDA it is in compliance with food safety laws and regulations.