Food Safety News - 08/04/2021

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Hawaii’s food safety agency uses embargo to drive raw milk sales off the islands
By News Desk on Aug 04, 2021 12:06 am
State and local health departments went for months with no concerns other than the pandemic. But this summer, they are finding the time and personnel to work on other public health issues. Hawaii, for example, has had an embargo underway for unpasteurized goat milk. The Hawaii Department of Health’s Food Safety Branch found numerous pet... Continue Reading

Ohio gets $200 million investment in genetically engineered salmon
By News Desk on Aug 04, 2021 12:05 am
AquaBounty’s genetically engineered salmon owners this week announced the details of a $200 million expansion. It has chosen Ohio for its next aquaculture farm location, where it expects to produce 10,000 metric tons of AquaBounty genetically modified Atlantic salmon. Before the end of 2021, AquaBounty plans to construct a 479,000 square foot facility in Pioneer,... Continue Reading

COVID-19 not a food safety hazard – FAO
By Joe Whitworth on Aug 04, 2021 12:04 am
The virus that causes COVID-19 is not a direct food safety concern, according to updated guidance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The guidance document replaces interim guidance from the FAO and World Health Organization (WHO) on coronavirus and food safety for food businesses, originally published in April 2020. Earlier... Continue Reading

FDA proponents applaud move to boost agency’s funding
By Guest Contributor on Aug 04, 2021 12:03 am
Opinion By the Alliance for a Stronger FDA The Alliance for a Stronger FDA expresses its deep appreciation to Chair Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, Ranking Member John Hoeven, R- ND and other members of the Senate Ag/FDA Appropriations Subcommittee for their proposed $200 million increase in FY 22 budget authority (BA) funding for FDA. This amount... Continue Reading

Australian diet study finds low chemical exposure through food
By News Desk on Aug 04, 2021 12:02 am
A study in Australia looking at levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in food and drinks has found no food safety concerns for consumers. The 26th Australian Total Diet Study (ATDS) by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) studied dioxins and dioxin-like compounds (DLCs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (DL-PCBs) and... Continue Reading is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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