Food Safety

News & Articles

  • CDC: Consumers Should Not Eat Romaine Lettuce Due to E. Coli Risk

    New information collected from state and local health officials in Alaska, along with other information collected to date, indicates that romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz., growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people ill. Currently, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce has been identified.

  • Controlled Environment Agriculture Growers Form Food Safety Coalition

    “By coming together, these leaders will advance food safety for controlled environment growers and for the fresh produce industry as a whole, which in turn will benefit consumers and public health,” says Bob Whitaker, Ph.D, Produce Marketing Association's chief science and technology officer.

  • Food Illness Complaints Down in Arizona This Year

    The report says that, "while infections from some pathogens are remaining stable or showing a slight decrease, infections from Campylobacter and Shigella have increased" from 2002 to 2016.

  • Think You Know Your Turkeys?

    Both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and offer more than a mouthful of details about the birds.

  • New Canadian Rules Address Anti-Microbial Resistance

    From now on, only drugs that Health Canada has determined do not pose a risk to human health or food safety may be imported by livestock owners, and then only in limited quantities.

  • California Packer Recalls Widely Distributed Vegetables

    The recalled vegetables were distributed throughout the United States and Canada through vendors such as Walmart, HEB, and Trader Joe's, according to the company and FDA. The recalled products have "best if used by" dates from Oct. 11 to Oct. 20 listed on the front of the packaging.




  • Not All Imported Products Sold as 'Supplements' Are Safe

    Health fraud scams are everywhere, but underserved populations—including those with limited English ability—are often more vulnerable than others. This 2016 FDA video educates consumers about the most common health fraud scams and alerts them to seek medical advice. The video is available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Korean. For more information, visit

  • Dow Smart Flexible Packaging

    Smart flexible packaging means more value and less waste. Busy lifestyles and a growing urban population mean an increase in demand for food that is fresh, healthy, convenient, and fast. Flexible packaging has become part of our daily lives. Increasing food production efficiency and addressing waste has become a major priority. At Dow, we are committed to developing innovative flexible packaging solutions. We help our customers develop cost-efficient solutions to increase product protection, shelf life, and consumer convenience while using fewer natural resources and creating less waste.

  • Everyday Heroes: Banquet Chef

    In this fall 2015 Grainger video, see how Chef James Katurakes, the executive chef for Centerplate, gets the food prepared and staged for 10,000 people at the Orange County Convention Center. He hasn't had the same day twice in 20 years but 99.9 percent of the time he finishes his day feeling great!