A review of reports from U.S. and Canadian regulatory agencies revealed that the majority of food recalls are due to undeclared allergens and microbial hazards. And, sometimes, increased regulation can actually lead to more recalls.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna, Austria, and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), an industry-driven initiative providing thought leadership and guidance on food safety management, formed a strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programs.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will launch a year-long nationwide pilot project to assess whether retailers are using the recommendations in the FSIS Best Practices Guidance for Controlling Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in retail delicatessens.
A study released by the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas’ Department of Food Science documents that multiple hurdles continue to exist in ensuring reusable plastic containers (RPCs) are clean and lack microbial contamination above safe levels.
Each year the FDSE brings together food and security professionals engaged in thought provoking dialogue on food defense challenges and best practices. Day 2 of this year's conference will be a joint session with the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI).