Only a few weeks into 2015, this past weekend created some early buzz in terms of food safety as USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported four high-risk recalls Saturday for a variety of meat and poultry products.
Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry have teamed up to provide four one-day food safety training events for businesses and small farms this year.
Results of FDA tests performed on samples collected from the Bidart Bros. apple processing plant confirmed two strains of Listeria monocytogenes were found at the facility and are believed to be the same strains associated with a multi-state outbreak of infections that led to multiple deaths.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) established an emergency quarantine zone for avian influenza over an area roughly 20 miles in size where avian influenza has been identified in flocks of mixed poultry and other birds.
The British Retail Consortium has published has published the seventh issue of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, recognized internationally as a standard for good manufacturing practices in food, packaging, storage and distribution as well as consumer products.