Food safety issues have rocked India for decades. The recent case of Nestlé’s Maggi instant noodles once again thrust the question of food safety into India’s national political spotlight. After the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) reported that it found unhealthy levels of lead in the noodles, the Indian government banned Maggi, one of the country’s most popular food products. Nestlé responded initially by destroying more than 37,000 tons of the product to reassure customers. However, tests in six other countries, including Canada, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S., found the product to be safe for consumption. In a subsequent legal petition, the company argued that India’s testing system is flawed, leading to inaccurate findings. In August last year, the Bombay High Court agreed, calling the Authority’s decision “arbitrary” and “a violation of natural justice,” and overturned the government’s ban.read more
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nestled next to the parking lot behind the West Side Market, a palace is rising. Its owners are banking on the region’s obsession with craft beer to make the Palace of Fermentation more than just another brewery.
It’s an aggressive and calculated expansion of a brewery district that the quartet of owners have embraced in Ohio City. The palace not only will launch distribution for Market Garden Brewery’s products, but it also aims to reveal every step of the brewing operation to residents and tourists.read more
Two years of tweaking raw milk policies in Illinois has opened the state to legal raw milk sales for the first time in 30 years, but only on the farm where it is produced.
The change comes as a result of a regulatory process involving the Illinois Department of Public Health and the state’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. It marks a compromise that ends so-called milk clubs that were known for making deliveries in the Chicago area by prohibiting any off-the-farm sales.read more
More farmers in drought-stricken California are using oilfield wastewater to irrigate, and a new panel on Tuesday began taking one of the state’s deepest looks yet at the safety of using the chemical-laced water on food crops.
In the fourth year of California’s drought, at least five oilfields in the state are now passing along their leftover production fluid to water districts for irrigation, for recharging underground water supplies, and other uses, experts said.read more
The Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) plays an important role in public health. Environmental health workers perform a down-to-earth job that seeks to protect the public from hazards originating in living environments.
The disciplines of environmental health encompass programs to address a wide range of potential human health risks including contaminated water, air, food and the control of vectors of disease. It isn’t well known, but environmental health improvements are considered the most important reasons behind the increase in human life spans in the past century.read more
The Akademie Fresenius will hold its annual international conference Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment“ from 29 February to 1 March 2016 in Cologne, Germany.read more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast due to the forecast for severe winter conditions.read more
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Those of us who are not billionaires and cannot afford individualized, custom-designed Concierge Medicine, nor personal nutritionists and chefs, can still keep ourselves safe, healthy and properly nourished by learning to adapt or correct the one-size-fits-all healthcare (based on statistical averaging) and profit motivated food information available to most of us, to fit our individual needs.
Believe it or not, it is not only doable and costs not a penny, but it only requires a slight mindset adjustment, a bit of time to find reliable information sources and the decision to pay attention to what goes into and onto our bodies.read more
Newswise — CHICAGO— The Institute of Food Technologist’s (IFT) Higher Education Review Board (HERB) recently added four new schools to their list of approved undergraduate food science programs, bringing the total list to 61 schools. The primary goal of the Education Standards is to enhance excellence in food science education. Approved schools are listed on IFT.org and is currently being updated with information on the four new programs.read more
Our client is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces. They are one of the world’s premier, family-owned food companies with more than 10,000 associates worldwide. They currently have a great opportunity for a Sr. Packaging Development Engineer at their corporate location in the Northeast.read more