Food Safety

Research Article: Whole Genome Sequencing and Salmonella Outbreaks

Investigating multistate foodborne outbreaks of Salmonella infections associated with chicken is especially challenging due  to the numerous available brands of poultry meat and high consumption rates among U.S. populations. PubMed recently published a research article titled, “Utility of…

Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence: Winter 2017 Newsletter

The Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence have just released the winter edition of their newsletter, Centered on Food Safety, available at this link. This edition features articles the following topics: New outbreak case studies A…

Celebrating National Poison Prevention Week 2017: Raising Awareness & Teaching Prevention

By Samantha Lee, PharmD, DABAT, Pharmacist, and Lauren Bul, MPH, Poison Center Educator, Minnesota Poison Control Center Did you know that drug poisoning is now the leading cause of injury death in the U.S.? National Poison Prevention Week…

Registration Extended: FDA Retail Program Standards Training

The Washington State Department of Health is hosting a three-day, in-person training on the FDA Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) taking place on April 18-20, 2017 in Bremerton, Washington. The FDA…

FDA Updated Draft Guidance: Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released updated draft guidance titled, “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Food (RTE).” This guidance aligns with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in its focus on…