On September 1, 2023, two Texas state bills went into effect for foodservice establishments: SB 577 relates to how health inspections are conducted and regulations are enforced, and SB 812 covers food allergen awareness.
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we are joined by an FDA official, a county-level environmental health regulator, and a retail food industry association representative to discuss the research and application of behavioral science with food employees and regulatory agencies to reduce foodborne illness risk factors at smaller retail foodservice businesses.
The Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) of Ohio has announced the re-launch of its Food Safety Ninja website, which was originally developed with support from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The newly designed resource provides food safety information that is relevant to foodservice and food retail establishments.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has updated Safe Food Australia, a guide on Australian food safety standards for local government and food businesses, with changes that are relevant to the foodservice and retail food sector.
A recent study has provided insight into the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus on the hands of foodservice employees, as well as the pathogenicity and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) of S. aureus isolates.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold several instructor-led workshops, both virtually and in-person, on conducting self-assessment and verification audits for the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) throughout 2023.