Food Safety News - 01/28/2022 Groups petition FDA to restrict bisphenol A in food packaging for harmful effects

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Groups petition FDA to restrict bisphenol A in food packaging for harmful effects
By News Desk on Jan 28, 2022 12:05 am
A coalition of physicians, scientists, and public health and environmental organizations Thursday sent a formal petition to the Food and Drug Administration calling on the agency to rescind its approvals for bisphenol A (BPA) in adhesives and coatings and set strict limits on its use in plastics that contact food. New findings from a panel... Continue Reading


STOP Foodborne Illness poll finds bipartisan consumer support for action
By News Desk on Jan 28, 2022 12:03 am
The voting public says it’s time to strengthen food safety regulations to protect consumers, according to a Stop Foodborne Illness (STOP) poll. This poll comes after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its intent to strengthen poultry Salmonella standards. STOP foodborne illness is a national nonprofit, public health organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death... Continue Reading


Study finds safety hazards common in food crime cases
By Joe Whitworth on Jan 28, 2022 12:01 am
Food-related crime is a regular but rarely reported event in Finland, committed in different types of establishments, and a variety of products are vulnerable, according to a study. The research looked at Finnish food-related criminal cases with the goal of improving knowledge and prevention of this type of crime. Understanding characteristics of previous cases helps... Continue Reading

Listeria concerns prompt recall of Bake Crafters breakfast sandwiches
By News Desk on Jan 27, 2022 04:58 pm
A Tennessee company is recalling waffle and sausage sandwiches because of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Bake Crafters reported to the Food and Drug Administration that the product was sent to distribution centers in Idaho and Pennsylvania, but the recall notice did not provide any information about where the distribution centers sent the product. There is... Continue Reading
 
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