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July 13, 2010 Skip the salsa, don’t rock the guac if you don’t want food poisoning

Source: The Globe and Mail

People concerned about food poisoning usually reserve their suspicions for the meat on their plate. But a new report suggests salsa and guacamole served at restaurants are increasingly common sources of food-borne illness.

July 9, 2010 Consumer food safety confidence remains steady

Source: Food Business News.com

WASHINGTON — For the past three years, consumer confidence in the safety of the U.S. food supply has remained steady with 47% of consumers rating themselves as confident in the safety of the U.S. foods, according to the “2010...

July 6, 2010 What Does 'Sustainable Food' Mean, Anyway?

Source: The Atlantic

The National Academies have just released Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century. You can read it online, one page at a time. Otherwise, you have to come up with the $76.50 it costs in print (electronic...

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of the harm caused by bisphenol A (BPA) are being dismissed by regulatory agencies because they don’t conform with the outdated safety test guideline authorities...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 Be.org

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

Source: CattleNetwork.com

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

Source: FoodConsumer.com

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...

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