(CIDRAP News) Federal officials today released a progress report on the work of President Barack Obama's Food Safety Working Group, which has been buoyed by legislation passed earlier this year but faces challenges in implementing the law.
(CIDRAP News) Beef industry organizations and some US trading partners today urged the US government to delay its planned ban on non-O157 strains of pathogenic Escherichia coli in beef, saying the need is unclear and tests aren't ready, while consumer groups urged the government to forge ahead with the program.
Sep 13 (CIDRAP News) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) move to ban the most common non-O157 strains of Escherichia coli from ground beef will start with testing of beef trim destined to become ground beef, followed sometime later by testing of actual ground beef, the agency said today.
(CIDRAP News) The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to ban six non-O157 strains of Escherichia coli in ground beef starting next March, according to unofficial reports, a move that pleases food safety groups but frustrates some in the meat industry.
(CIDRAP News) In its annual report on foodborne disease outbreaks, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that in 2008, norovirus was the most common confirmed cause and that poultry topped the list of implicated food commodities.