Food Safety News - September 11, 2017 Moving the U.S. Codex Office to USDA Trade is a big mistake

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Moving the U.S. Codex Office to USDA Trade is a big mistake

By Brian Ronholm

One significant provision in Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's most recent realignment announcement would move the U.S. Codex Office from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to the newly created Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs (TFAA) office. While the move may seem inconsequential on the surface, this realignment will undermine the United States' credibility... Continue Reading

USDA expands FoodKeeper App to include food recall alerts

By News Desk

Thanks to recent updates made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, users of the FoodKeeper application can choose to receive automatic notifications for food safety recalls. Since its launch in April 2015, FoodKeeper has reached about 150,000 downloads. Now, when the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration announce food recalls, users can select to receive alerts as they happen, once a... Continue Reading

More papayas with Salmonella; Bravo Produce recalls fruit

By News Desk

Maradol papayas imported from Mexico by Bravo Produce Inc. have tested positive for Salmonella and are being recalled in relation to an ongoing outbreak traced to whole, fresh papayas grown on Mexican farms. Bravo sent the papayas to retailers and wholesalers in California between Aug. 10 and Aug. 29, according to the recall notice posted Sunday on... Continue Reading

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