The Global Food Traceability Center launched in July by the Institute of Food Technologists, is working to address the growing concern for both businesses and consumers to know where their food is coming from. The increasing complexity of the world’s food system can make it difficult to trace products back to their source.
An interactive two-an-a half day workshop with a focus on Microbial Produce Safety Systems from Preharvest to Postharvest, is being offered November 5-7, 2013, at UC Davis Conference Center. Read complete workshop description and download workshop brochure…
Acclaimed plant biologist Roger Beachy has been named founding director of the new World Food Center at the University of California. Beachy is charged with linking transformative research with partnerships to address challenges and opportunities at the intersection of food, agriculture and health.
Food produced for domestic pets and other animals will have to follow strict new standards under a proposed rule issued by the Food and Drug Administration.
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines can be produced safely using a new patent-pending technology developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists reports the United States Animal Health Association.
Sixty percent of human infectious diseases, including the worst of the old ones and the scariest of the new are zoonotic. What are the public health issues to be faced as we prepare for the next global pandemic? What role are disease ecologists playing in the efforts to limit the scope of coming pandemics?
The Pew Charitable Trusts reports record-high numbers of antibiotics sold for use in meat and poultry. Could the practice of treating healthy animals with the same antibiotics used to treat sick people be contributing to the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs?
Rob Atwill and Xunde Li, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and numerous international scientists, have published a book which is a detailed compilation of scientific information regarding leading waterborne zoonoses from livestock populations, practical intervention strategies to mitigate these risks, human exposure and microbial risk assessment, along with information on regulating water quality using bacterial indicators.
According to a report released by the CDC the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant infections is increasing in the United States. More than two million people in the U.S. get drug-resistant infections annually and about 23,000 die from these diseases that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
Sysco Corporation is now under investigation by the USDA’s Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit, according to spokesman Richard McIntire.
The USDA would not specify when the department began looking into the food distributor…