Once a community of Salmonella cells has been given the opportunity to become established on a surface, the number of cells will increase over time and you’ll be hard pressed to eliminate or kill all the cells of a mature biofilm.
Protecting our food supply is more challenging than ever before. David Goldenberg from the UC Davis, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security will be at the helm of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security day-long course being held in Clovis.
The wildlife in our gardens and produce fields harbor the potential to carry pathogens and cause illness through ingestion of contaminated fresh produce. How significant is this food safety risk? How significant is this food safety risk?
It’s not too late to add food safety to your New Year’s Resolutions. You can help fight foodborne illness in 2014 by following the four basic messages of safe food preparation: clean, separate, cook and chill. Read about the four simple steps to a healthier and safer new year in the USDA Ask Karen Blog.
New FSMA rule requires the largest food business in the U.S. and abroad to take steps to prevent facilities from being the target of intentional attempts to contaminate the food supply.
Dr. Michael Payne, veterinarian and livestock pharmacologist at the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, UC Davis, says the FDA’s phasing out of certain antibiotic use in food animals is a win-win-win for consumers, regulators and the livestock industries.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released an Action Plan that outlines the steps it will take to address Salmonella in meat and poultry products.
Dr. Michele Jay-Russell, program director at the Western Center for Food Safety is being kept busy these days with details related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). When Jay-Russell is not testifying at hearings, she’s busy in a spinach field conducting raw manure experiments. Jay-Russell recently appeared at a one-day…
David Goldenberg, Acting Program Manager and Coordinator for Field Training at the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (WIFSS), was front and center, at a one-day agroterrorism training course. The course is one in a series of six courses developed at WIFSS, and is delivered through certified courses of the US Department of Homeland Security.
Salads and sandwich wraps linked to a multistate E. coli outbreak were sold at Walgreens stores in Northern California and Trader Joe’s stores in California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona, according to a retail distribution list compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS).