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Listeria Hysteria: Contamination Risks Driving Food Recalls

From toffee apples, houmous and spinach to ice cream, sausages and beef products, listeria* contamination has taken a toll on the food industry internationally. Food borne illnesses, such as listeria outbreaks, can pose serious health risks for consumers and can frequently lead to a recall crisis for food manufacturers. As a result, it’s critical that food manufacturers have plans in place to mitigate these issues if and when they occur.

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The Food Modernization Safety Act: What You Need To Know

By Stericycle Expert Solutions Tags: food safety,

As details from the FDA’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) continue to emerge, it’s a good time to step back and think about how the changes are going to affect the industry. We are starting to get a better picture of how the FDA is going to balance the litany of mandates from the act with limited resources and it’s important to keep track of how those changes will affect producers, suppliers and manufacturers.

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3 Steps to Take During the Government Shutdown

By Stericycle Expert Solutions Tags: food safety, risky food,

October 1 marked the first day of the federal government shutdown and with it the suspension of federally funded programs, including routine establishment inspections by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Washington Post reports that while most manufacturer inspections by the FDA will be suspended, meat and poultry inspections by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS) will continue and the FDA will oversee any high-risk recalls.

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Top U.S. Trade Partners Looking for More from USDA COOL Rules

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed changes to the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rules that further define which meat products must list where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered. In an earlier blog post, we reviewed the details of the USDA’s proposed modifications aimed at bringing the COOL rules into compliance with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade Treaty. The U.S.

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How Research and Innovation are Shaping the Future of Food Safety

By Stericycle Expert Solutions Tags: food safety,

Earlier this week, two food testers tried the world’s first laboratory-grown beef burger – a culmination of a five-year science experiment.

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