Tag: contamination

Attacks on the Food Supply: How terrorists enter into the equation

Where are we in the fight to maintain the safety and security of the food supply from terrorist threats?

Fipronil – EU says worst is over but food safety to be tightened up

A meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Estonia yesterday to discuss the fipronil contaminated eggs crisis suggested the outbreak has now been mostly contained. Following the meeting, EU Health and Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitas, said: "Today, I heard detailed explanations from the ministers; it is confirmed that all suspected farms have been blocked and ...

A History of Food Safety

The consequences of unsafe food can be serious. As many of today's food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain. ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards.

U.S. has no beef with spoiled Brazilian meat

After reports of inspectors taking bribes to allow the sale of contaminated meat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now testing shipments of raw beef and ready-to-eat meat products originating from Brazil. According to reports, meatpackers in Brazil have been shipping out Salmonella-tainted beef products--a problem that is known and ignored by some official ...

5 things to know about color-coding

Color-coding is an important part of any food safety program. Not only does it help prevent cross-contamination due to pathogens, allergens and foreign contaminates, color-coding has a variety of other uses. With the number of governmental regulations growing, it is essential that food processing facilities stay on top of the current trends and best practices ...