Last week I had the honor to speak at the Michigan State University (MSU) Food Safety Program. The speech was included in two days of sessions facilitated by Frank Yiannas, Vice President of Food Safety & Health, Walmart, USA and Adjunct Professor in the Online Master of Science in Food Safety Program at MSU, and a new hero of mine.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent warning letters to a food manufacturing facility in Ohio, a fish importer in South San Francisco, and a livestock operation in Kentucky.
As a consumer, I’ve purchased food without ever considering whether it is contaminated with pathogens. I’ve made the assumption that the food is safe.
Of the seven rules the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the one regarding Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) is particularly ambitious. It attempts a number of things never done before with respect to the U.S. food safety system.
Although it’s state law in Illinois that no attorney can make you pay them an upfront or hourly fee, it seems that every week I talk to at least one person who has been hesitant to hire an attorney because they don’t think that they can afford it.
When I look back through photos of my childhood, the momentous occasions, including my baptism, birthday parties, riding a two-wheeler or the triumph of successfully completing kindergarten, it’s hard not to notice the pictures are all of food.
This is from the Brain Injury Association of America’s latest legislative update.
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Cynthia Elmore, a Certified Nurse Aide, was sentenced on her guilty plea to Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Elderly Person or an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the Second Degree to six months in prison and five years’ probation for striking a 92-year-old nursing home resident, causing her elbow to fracture.
More than 20 years after consumers began buying food via the internet, federal officials are considering whether they should develop recall procedures and notification methods specific to online retailers.