A study aims to determine how irrigation water that is treated to control microbial activity may affect pathogens on crop surfaces or soil, with the end goal of developing a quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) for industry to gauge the reduction in microbial risk from treated water applied preharvest.
Funded by the Center for Produce Safety, a University of Georgia researcher is leveraging cutting-edge technology to improve the standard method for detection of viruses on foods, and then will use the method to study infectious norovirus persistence on berries.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for comment on an application to permit a new genetically modified organism (GMO) for use as the source for the production of a human identical milk oligosaccharide to be used in infant formula products.
Following a series of court judgements on the legal definition of “mechanically separated meat” (MSM), the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a guidance to provide clarity on MSM, and opened a public consultation.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that, thanks to voluntary phase-out by industry, toxic per- and polyluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are no longer being sold by manufacturers for use in food-contact grease-proofing agents in the U.S. FDA also said it is working towards a validated analytical method that would enable the agency to monitor the market for PFAS in food packaging.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) recently published a summary of the six foodborne illness outbreak investigations involving FSIS-regulated products that took place during Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) has announced a modified Time-Limited Trial to include a swine study as part of the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS).