Food Safety

Let’s Meat in the Kitchen: Preventing the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance through Safe Handling of Meat and Poultry Products

This resource page from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health details the effects of overuse of antibiotics in food animal production, and how to protect against exposure to harmful bacteria on meat and…

Food Safety Resources for Springtime Celebrations

With the spring season finally here, people around the country are planning festive gatherings with friends and family! Many spring celebrations include perishable foods such as eggs, ham, beef, and poultry, which may contribute to…

ANSI Recognized by FDA Under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program

On March 9, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for a five-year period. ANSI is only the second accreditation body…

Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak in Dried Coconut

On January 23, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a cluster of 13 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium found in 8 states. After careful investigation by…

Deadly Listeria Outbreaks in Australia and South Africa

A fatal Listeria outbreak in Australia has a case fatality rate as high as 28%. As of March 19, 2018, 19 confirmed cases have been reported in Australia alone, all of which are linked with…

“Environmental Health Investigations” Course on Outbreak Investigation and Response

The Tennessee Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence’s fourth course on outbreak investigation and response is now available online. The “Environmental Health Investigations” course will provide training on environmental health assessments and various activities used…

New FDA Guidance on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule

On March 21, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released guidance on the Foreign Supplier Verification (FSVP) rule regarding the importation of live animals. Under this guidance, the FDA states that is does not…