Since Brazil’s JBS in 2007 acquired assets of Swift & Company in North America, there’s been anticipation that it would eventually tap equity markets in the United States. Some expected it to spin off NorthContinue Reading Not everyone likes the dual listing plan for JBS
Editor Dan Flynn is a Northern Colorado-based writer and editor with more more than 15 years of food safety experience. As a public affairs professional, he worked with government and regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. His career as a journalist included working for newspapers throughout the West, from the Black Hills to Seattle. His on-scene reporting on the collapse of the Idaho’s Teton Dam and the suicide bombing at Washington State University’s Perham Hall was carried by newspapers around the world and was recognized both times regionally by the Associated Press for Best Reporting on a Deadline. Most of the disasters he attends these days involve food illnesses.
You may want to make a note on your calendar for Oct. 1 to see what, if any, federal food safety programs are still running.
That’s because if Congress has not either passed a new…Continue Reading Government shutdown puts federal food safety programs and the public at risk
Import alerts, warning letters, and seizures by U.S. Marshals involving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are not uncommon where Kratom is involved. The tropical tree native to Southeast Asia is not approved for…Continue Reading The Kratom industry wants the FDA to send down some regulation
Libertarian Party candidates taking small slices of the vote from Republican Party candidates was a factor in the recent election years that turned Colorado blue. In the interest of raw milk, not partisan policies, the…Continue Reading Stars are lining up in Colorado for raw milk in 2024, with some weird politics thrown in
Just a month ago, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected revisions to the Clean Water Act submitted in 2017 for more effective regulations of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
In response, the San Francisco-based Center for…Continue Reading Lawsuit over farm manure disposal could also help remove pathogens from irrigation water
The California Food Safety Act, which passed the State Assembly on May 15 with a 54-to-12 vote, was also approved Monday by the State Senate with a 33 to 3 vote. The California Assembly today…Continue Reading California Senate passes Assembly bill to ban certain food ingredients for safety concerns
Child labor, just like food fraud, is not usually seen as an indicator of a positive food safety culture, and more instances of turning production over to children keep getting reported.
The Tony Downs Food…Continue Reading Another child labor threat to food safety
As a near-year-round body, the California Legislature does things a little differently. Until the middle of September, it has adjourned most of its committees to put the Upper Chamber’s focus almost entirely on floor action.…Continue Reading Just before the final vote, one item was removed from AB418’s list of substances banned in food
The 88th Texas Legislature passed two bills impacting food establishments with Sept. 1 implementation dates. The new laws benefit the 55,000 food service establishments in the Lone Star State that employ more than 1.4 million Texans…Continue Reading New food safety laws take effect in Texas
By legislative action, Oregon is putting up $9 million for the Oregon Department of Agriculture to conduct state meat inspections.
Oregon’s State Inspection Program meets the same regulatory safeguards that USDA requires. Before the Oregon State…Continue Reading Oregon invests $9 million to become one of 29 states approved to inspect meat