It’s About Food Safety for Michele Jay-Russell

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…

DHS Course Highlights Potential Threats

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.

Walgreens, Trader Joe’s Linked to Outbreak

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).

Food Traceability Growing Concern

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.

Produce Safety Workshop

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…