The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has revoked the food-processing license of Chu Minh Corp., which produces tofu and other soy products, after several inspections found on-going sanitation problems with the Seattle business.

In addition to revoking the company’s license to process food, WSDA also assessed a civil penalty of $17,800 against the company

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has issued a voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. The recall has been issued because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness.  These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide between January 17, 2013 and February 28, 2013. 

In 2011, Congress enacted the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), recognizing the unique challenges faced by FDA in the area of food safety in the 21st century. FSMA directs FDA to build a new food safety system based on the public health principle of comprehensive prevention, an enhanced focus on risk-based resource allocation,

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company today announced the voluntary recall of two production codes of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, UPC 13800-58358. The production codes are 2311587812 and 2312587812; the “best before date” appears as DEC 2013.

The voluntary recall is limited to these two days of production, which were distributed nationwide. No other

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing two additional public meetings on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Proposed Rules for Produce Safety and for the Preventive Controls for Human Food. These meetings are the second and third in a series of public meetings announced in the January 31, 2013 Federal Register Notice

Health Canada is reminding Canadians of the importance of food safety for older adults.

As we age, it becomes harder for our immune systems to fight off harmful bacteria. This means that older adults can come down with a serious illness if they eat contaminated food. For this reason, it is very important for older

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the re-chartering of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) and welcomes the addition of new members.

The committee is charged with providing recommendations to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services (HHS) on microbiological criteria by

8:45 AM – 5:30 PM
Keynote: Bill Marler of Marler & Clark Other confirmed presenters include: Alberto Alemanno (École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Paris) Aaron Bobrow-Strain (Whitman College) Ryan Calo (UW School of Law) Daniel Ho (Stanford Law School) Caoimhin Macmaolain (Trinity College, Dublin) Barbara Rasco (WSU School of Food Science) Ijaz Sabzwari (Sabzwari Law


A media call hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to announce the next steps in implementing the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and preventing food safety problems before they happen.


— Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

— Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary