Food Safety News - November 7, 2017 DOH updates Commercial harvest closures for shellfish growing

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DOH updates Commercial harvest closures for shellfish growing

By News Desk

The Washington State Department of Health has updated closures of shellfish growing areas used for commercial harvest because of dangerous levels of toxins and fecal material. “This report is provided by the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Environmental Health and Safety as a service to the shellfish industry and partner agencies,” according to... Continue Reading

FSMA whistleblower clause protects those who report problems

By Dan Flynn

Before the Food Safety Modernization Act, no protection from retaliation existed for privately employed food and agriculture workers who took action because of concerns about food safety. Section 402 is the FSMA’s answer to that problem. It gives those employees protection from being discharged or punished for carrying out their job responsibilities  that involve food... Continue Reading

Pesticide report shows no residue on 50% of U.S. food tested

By Coral Beach

The annual analysis of pesticide residues in domestic and imported foods, with the results for fiscal year 2015 showing 98 percent of tested foods produced in the United States do not violate federal limits. Of the 835 domestic food samples tested from 39 states, almost half, 49.8 percent, were completely free of pesticides for the... Continue Reading

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