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New labels and cooking instructions will give consumers information they need  to safely enjoy these products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced new labeling requirements for raw or partially cooked beef products that have been mechanically tenderized. Consumers, restaurants, and other food service facilities will now have more

Last fall I got the opportunity to give a guest lecture at the University of Wisconsin Law School, which is where I went to law school.  It was for an innovative class called Transnational Regulation: Increasing the Safety of Globally-Sourced Products.  The University of Wisconsin has long been the home of the Food Research Institute, which has done groundbreaking research over the years on E. coli O157:H7, among other things.  So I was especially happy to receive news of what sounds like a great conference being held this month at the University:  Food Import Safety: Systems, Infrastructure & Governance.  This one-and-a-half -day conference will be held on May 26 and 27.  For more information about the program, and how to register, click on the Continue Reading link.Continue Reading Interesting, Upcoming Food Safety Conference

Scientists from around the world have been meeting in Germany this week to set research priorities on a broad range of zoonoses — food borne diseases that are transmissible from animals to humans.
Globalisation and integrated markets are rapidly changing the way food borne pathogens travel from country to country. Driven by a raft of legislation processors are increasingly looking for ways to cut down on zoonotic contamination of their products.Continue Reading Scientists crack down on global impact of food borne pathogens

North Dakota State University and the Great Plains Institute of Food Safety announce a conference on risk and risk assessment from farm to fork. This conference invited researchers and risk assessors in academia, industry and government to participate in a two-day meeting aimed at uniting and sharing research and current knowledge on how to apply

Food Safety Research Consortium (FSRC), a multi-disciplinary collaboration among seven US universities and research institutions, announces an international conference organized jointly with MED-VET-NET, the EU Network of Excellence for zoonoses and foodborne disease research. The conference, titled “Priority Setting of Foodborne and Zoonotic Pathogens,” is aimed at promoting progress in food safety priority setting by identifying key scientific issues and opportunities and by fostering international scientific collaboration.
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If 25 people eating at a single banquet hall became sick and needed hospitalization, determining the cause could be as easy as checking the dinner menu. But if those same people were scattered across 20 states and became ill after eating food processed at a single site, identifying the link could sometimes be impossible.
Hence the development of FoodNet, a program implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect and analyze cases of foodborne illness, such as salmonella and E. coli outbreaks.
Since 1996, FoodNet has led to a 42 percent decrease in salmonella infections and 40 percent reduction in Listeria infections reported Robert Tauxe, a foodborne disease expert with the CDC, speaking last week at the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting in New Orleans.Continue Reading Finding Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Sooner, Faster