WAL-MART’S CHICKEN SAFETY PROGRAM SHOWS SIGNIFICANT RESULTS
With four steps, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has taken a giant leap in poultry food safety, reporting a decrease of the frequency of Salmonella contamination of chicken parts to 2 percent. The multi-national retailer has been working with its U.S. chicken suppliers on stepped-up food safety requirements since December 2014. Suppliers of chicken parts such as… Continue Reading

OFFICIALS RELYING ON CONSUMERS TO STOP UNLICENSED CATERER
Despite differences in rules between the American and National leagues, three strikes means you’re out no matter who you are — rogue caterer Rick Stevenson is no doubt thankful those rules don’t seem to apply to him. In July, at least two dozen people got sick — three with confirmed Salmonella infections — at “the… Continue Reading

MIAMI COMPANY RECALLS 188.5 TONS OF CURRY SPICES BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN LEAD
Miami’s Oriental Packing Co., Inc. late Friday recalled roughly 188.5 tons of blended seasoning curry products because it is contaminated with lead. Lead can accumulate in the body over time and can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences. The New York State Health Department discovered the lead contamination in the finished products during… Continue Reading

FDA UPDATES DRAFT GUIDANCE FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY
Editor’s Note: This was originally published by the FDA on Aug. 11, 2016. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a revised draft guidance to improve dietary supplement companies’ new dietary ingredient (NDI) premarket safety notifications to the agency. These notifications help the agency identify safety concerns before products reach consumers. Under the Dietary Supplement Health… Continue Reading

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