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June 24, 2010 Scientists slam EFSA over bisphenol A, call to curb exposure

Source: Food Production Daily

Hundreds of studies providing “overwhelming scientific evidence” of the harm caused by bisphenol A (BPA) are being dismissed by regulatory agencies because they don’t conform with the outdated safety test guideline authorities...

June 9, 2010 FDA Needs Food Safety Overhaul: Report

Source: US News and World Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) isn't equipped to handle problems with the food supply and is in need of a major revamping, a government panel of experts reported Tuesday. To come up to speed, the FDA needs to...

May 12, 2010 Study: Food Allergy Guidelines Needed

Source: WebMD

May 11, 2010 -- Food allergies are common, especially among children, but it is not clear just how common they are because there is no generally accepted definition for them, a review of past studies finds. Researchers say the...

April 27, 2010 Study: Food safety costs to continue to climb

Source: The Packer

Fresh produce growers, handlers and processors can expect the cost of food safety — and by extension, traceability — products to continue to increase for at least the next five years, according to a study by The Freedonia Group,...

April 22, 2010 European food safety watchdog sees risks to children from lead in food

Source: Eat,Dring and

Lead present in food can pose a risk to brain development for children, while risks for most adults are low to negligible, the European Union food safety watchdog said on Tuesday. An expert panel on contaminants, which assessed...

April 21, 2010 CDC Reports Decrease In E. coli Illnesses -- Beef Industry Keeps Focus On Safety Improvements


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of illness due to E. coli O157 significantly decreased in 2009. The 2009 E. coli illness rate is the lowest since 2004 and meets the Healthy People 2010...

April 16, 2010 CDC: Foodborne illnesses on the decline


The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) of CDC's Emerging Infections Program conducts active, population-based surveillance in 10 U.S. states for all laboratory-confirmed infections with select enteric...

April 14, 2010 Audit Finds Tainted Meat Reaching Consumers

Source: Food Safety News

Veterinary drugs, pesticides, and heavy metals are making it onto our plates via meat, according to a federal audit released this week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report...

April 1, 2010 Report breaks down sources of foodborne illness outbreaks

Source: Eat, drink and

A new report by The Alliance for Food and Farming identifies produce as the source of approximately 12 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks, linking 88 percent of outbreaks to meat and processed foods

March 24, 2010 GAO report criticizes FDA's lack of transparency on proposed food safety method

Source: Eat, Drink and

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was recently scolded for its record-keeping and lack of transparency on irradiation petitions, a request by a manufacturer to use radiation to food products to eliminate germs, in a report by...

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