May 2014

Food-Safety Testing Gets a Much-Needed Makeover

Food poisoning. The impact on consumers can range from an inconvenient bout of gastrointestinal discomfort to hospitalization or even death. Every year in the U.S., one in six people suffers a food-related illness. Foodborne pathogens were responsible for 3,000 deaths reported in the U.S. in 2013. To help protect consumers, food producers and manufacturers follow rules promulgated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and test food for pathogens.… Read More »