food safety

FDA adds first deputy commissioner for human foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has named its first Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods as part of an ongoing restructuring. James Jones, who has held various positions at the EPA for 30 years and... more »

Post FDA, Yiannas continues traceability mission at Wiliot

Frank Yiannas, the former deputy commissioner of food policy and response of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has joined Wiliot as a strategic advisor. Yiannas will advise the food and retail markets on the... more »

California LGMA launches Romaine testing program

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has initiated a two-year food safety study on pathogens in Romaine lettuce, which has been the target of investigations of foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years. The initiative,... more »

FDA restructuring includes food safety regulatory arm

The Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing reorganization of its Human Food Program now includes a restructuring of the Office of Regulatory Affairs which could include a new name. Compliance functions currently managed within the Office... more »

GFVGA comments on FDA salmonella report, recommendations

A recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report on a summer 2022 outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to cantaloupe illustrates the agency’s disconnect with its food safety mission, according to the Georgia Fruit and... more »

IFT analyzes low-cost traceability solutions

The Institute of Food Technologists has created a report based on the 90 submissions to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2021 Low- or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) report... more »

Ionized gas used for food safety

Start-up company NanoGuard Technologies is in the early phases of designing a technology that uses air and electricity to kill molds and pathogens on fruits, vegetables and other food, with a goal of replacing chemical... more »

Symposium to address industry questions on next food safety moves

The Center for Produce Safety’s 2023 Research Symposium plans to focus on making its research  learnings less complicated and relatable to the industry. The event is scheduled for June 20-21 in Atlanta. “Center for Produce... more »

AgroFresh appoints four to leadership positions

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has made four key appointments to its senior leadership team. These new leaders will strengthen AgroFresh’s leadership and enhance its capabilities in global operations, manufacturing, information technology, digital solutions and human resources,... more »

Scientists study lettuce that resists E. coli

Researchers at the University of California-Davis are working to identify strains of lettuce that can resist bacteria like E. coli. The research, led by Maeli Melotto, associate professor in the UC-Davis College of Agricultural and... more »

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