Jerome Yoon has been with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for just over one year, serving as branch chief for the Office of Management’s (OM) Safety & Physical Security Branch (SPSB). In this role, Yoon supervises the Physical Security
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FoodDrinkEurope reveals food safety culture guidance
Ways to help measure and develop a food safety culture and apply it in practice have been published by an industry group.
The document was created by the food safety culture group of FoodDrinkEurope. It aims to provide guidelines, practical…
World Health Organization schedules food safety talks
On June 6-9, the World Health Organization has scheduled a series of talks on food safety to increase awareness and encourage a variety of stakeholders to debate and discuss an array of topics on health and food safety. Over four…
Meat Safety and handwashing featured on an Australian report card
Meat thermometer ownership is growing but raw and rare meat consumption is increasing, according to an Australian charity.
The Food Safety Information Council conducts consumer research to see how Australians are doing in certain areas related to food safety.
Butternut squash recalled in Canada after testing finds Listeria
The Produce Counter is recalling Nature’s Pick brand fresh cut cubed butternut squash from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results.
The recalled product has been sold in…
Shigellosis outbreak strikes Texas county
Not so long ago, Hallettsville, TX, was known for its nearby “Chicken Ranch” and its historic Courthouse square was the location of city scenes in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the 1982 musical starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly…
New York dairy farm sued for discharging animal waste in violation of Clean Water Act
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Editor’s note: This is part of a series of papers written by students in the Food Safety Litigation class taught by Professors Bill Marler and Denis Stearns in the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law at the…
FDA sends warning to sprouting operation after inspection initiated by Salmonella outbreak
As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days…
Ready-to-eat chili recalled for white plastic
J.T.M. Provisions Company, in Harrison, Ohio is recalling approximately 22,530 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef chili with beans products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically white plastic, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Food handler played role in Italian outbreak, finds study
A Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in Italy has been associated with food handler contamination, based on findings from a study.
The outbreak was because of the contamination of food from an asymptomatic food handler. Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is caused by the ingestion of…