The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA’s AMS) has found the majority of fruits and vegetables in the U.S. to contain pesticide residues below the tolerances established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to the agency’s Pesticide Data Program (PDP) summary for 2021.
Tracking environmental temperature changes for their impacts on food safety is increasingly important, as just a few degrees of change will shape how food risks develop and unfold, according to recent research.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) has announced that January 1, 2026 will be the uniform compliance date for new meat and poultry product labeling regulations published January 1, 2023–December 31, 2024.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently highlighted various fellowship projects across Europe, providing insight into the recent and ongoing work of EFSA in the realm of food safety risk assessment for various chemical and microbiological hazards.
To help growers mitigate food safety risks posed by wild birds, an ongoing study funded by the Center for Produce Safety is examining the prevalence of different species in agriculture and whether they carry and transmit foodborne pathogens.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an assignment to collect and test imported honey in 2021 and 2022 for economically motivated adulteration (also known as food fraud), finding 10 percent of samples to be adulterated.
Sales and distribution of medically important antimicrobials approved for use in food-producing animals has been decreasing since 2015, but with only a one percent reduction seen in 2020–2021, according to a recent report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA’s CVM).
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking stakeholder input on changes to a framework that would increase the frequency of primary production official control inspections for less compliant dairy establishments in England and Wales.
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we talk to Sandra Eskin, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and head of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Sandra discusses FSIS' approach to mitigating Salmonella in poultry, including the agency’s Proposed Regulatory Framework to Reduce Salmonella Illnesses Attributable to Poultry.