Food Safety

Commentary: Food safety is our top priority

My family is in the business of agriculture, helping to feed the people of our state, nation and world. I farm and ranch full time on the Blacklands of North Central Texas. FULL STORY »

Family files suit against BPI, JBS & Tyson for E. coli poisoning

The family of a Minnesota man who died due to E. coli poisoning in 2010 has filed a lawsuit against JBS Swift, Tyson Fresh Meat, Beef Products Inc. (BPI) and several other companies. FULL STORY »

FDA’s newly proposed food safety regs

On January 4, 2013, two years to the day after President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act into law the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two proposed regulations that they said will “help prevent foodborne illness.” FULL STORY »

Where does antimicrobial resistance come from?

Part 3: Is it the fault of animal agriculture? Is it the fault of your local doctor? Who is at fault for antimicrobial resistance? FULL STORY »

Canadian consumers slash beef consumption following recall

A recent survey of 1,000 Canadians found two out of every five participants have cut the amount of beef they eat, or eliminated it from their diet altogether. FULL STORY »

Food safety starts when you leave the store

The most common food safety rules involve food preparation and storage, but bacteria can start growing as soon as you take your groceries to your car. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Foreign intrigue

Thanks to pernicious budget cuts, USDA has curtailed its auditing of countries exporting meat product to the USA, even as those imports—and the associated risks—are on the increase. FULL STORY »

Center for Food Safety unveils state-of-the-art facility

A new state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with instrumentation to allow rapid foodborne pathogen testing and characterization was showcased recently at The Science Park in College Station. FULL STORY »

JBS signs agreement to manage Canada’s XL Foods plant

JBS USA will manage the Canadian beef processor which has been idle since Sept. 27 when E. coli was found at the plant. FULL STORY »

Scientists respond to Murphy’s E. coli commentary

Three scientists who have extensive experience evaluating technologies to fight E. coli O157, respond to “Playing the blame game” commentary by Dan Murphy. “We know the science – E. coli O157 can be controlled at multiple points of the beef chain, including in live cattle,” they said. FULL STORY »

Canada's XL Foods to increase safeguards after huge beef recall

XL Foods, the owner of the Canadian beef plant that is at the center of one of Canada's largest meat recalls, said on Thursday it will increase food safety measures once the government allows the Brooks, Alberta, facility to reopen. FULL STORY »

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