FFD 2.0: USP UPDATES ITS FOOD FRAUD DATABASE
Food fraud has become an international problem, and the cost to the industry is estimated at $10-15 billion each year, according to the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). In an effort to enhance its Food Fraud Database to better track the problem, USP recently launched an updated version known as FFD 2.0. The FFD 2.0 version can identify… Continue Reading

FDA WARNING LETTERS: SEAFOOD HACCP PROBLEMS, DRUG RESIDUES
A seafood importer and processor in Los Angeles and a dairy operation in Arizona were recipients of the most recently posted food-related warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA’s Los Angeles District Office sent a letter dated March 7 to Los Angeles Fish Co. describing the results of an inspection of its seafood processing… Continue Reading

PROJECT EXPLORES WHETHER DATA-MINING CAN HELP PREDICT FOOD RECALLS
A research project at the University of Washington to see whether analyzing food product reviews on Amazon.com might help to predict recalls is showing promise, and the team leader hopes it will have practical applications for illness outbreak investigations. Project lead Elaine Nsoesie, Ph.D.., assistant professor of global health at the university’s Institute for Health… Continue Reading

 

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