MEAT, POULTRY INSPECTORS VERIFIED 1.7M PROCEDURES IN 3 MONTHS
They use to say breaking up is hard to do. For USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), it’s not really that difficult or uncommon. If FSIS decides there are reasons that it should not be providing meat, poultry or egg inspections at a specific company, it simply files a complaint — usually in the nearest federal district court… Continue Reading
HONG KONG STILL TESTING FOOD IMPORTS FOR FUKUSHIMA’S RADIATION
More than five years ago on Friday, March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 set off a large tsunami sending a 50-foot wall of water over three Fukushima Daiichi reactors. Three of the nuclear cores melted down in the next three days. About 1,600 miles away on the next… Continue Reading
BEACH BEAT: OH CANADA, WHAT’S THE BEEF WITH IRRADIATED BEEF?
Canadians have 10 days left if they wish to weigh in on the question of whether their government should allow ground beef to be irradiated to kill pathogens such as E. coli. It’s the second time this century that Health Canada has sought public comment on the topic. In 2002 a backlash of public opinion… Continue Reading
USDA UPDATES FLOOD FOOD SAFETY ADVICE FOR CONSUMERS
Editor’s note: As the National Weather Service continued to predict rain for already flooded areas on Monday, the USDA updated its food safety advice to consumers who are able to return to their homes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may… Continue Reading