Food Safety News - November 30, 2017 Pathogen surveillance pioneer Patricia Griffin honored for work

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Pathogen surveillance pioneer Patricia Griffin honored for work

By News Desk

One thing that 30 years of public service has reinforced for Dr. Patricia Griffin is the basic scientific truth that states: You won't find it if you don't look for it. This afternoon, Griffin was recognized for “looking for it” for more than 30 years. In her acceptance remarks for the annual award from the non-profit group STOP... Continue Reading

UK prepares to comply with Europe's new acrylamide rules

By News Desk

Food businesses in Europe must take “practical steps” to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems beginning in April. New European Union legislation describes “practical measures” food businesses must take to mitigate acrylamide formation in a range of foods. Acrylamide is a chemical that may form in some starchy foods during high-temperature cooking, such as... Continue Reading

FDA, USDA websites work well, rank high among federal sites

By Dan Flynn

The top two federal food safety agencies made the Top 20 for specific benchmarks measured by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), which compared almost 500 of Uncle Sam’s most popular websites. ITIF is a nonprofit policy think tank populated by former U.S. senators and representatives from both political parties. Its purpose is to focus... Continue Reading

Time after time, food safety comes down to information

By Coral Beach

Billed as a discussion about the past, present and future of food safety, a panel presentation at the annual Food Safety Consortium revealed a timeless common denominator. Information. Gathering it. Tabulating it. Recognizing that it is imperfect and relative. Reacting to it. And, finally, using it to act preemptively. The consortium's Wednesday afternoon session at... Continue Reading

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