traceability http://kbia.org en Food safety rules up for comment http://kbia.org/post/food-safety-rules-comment <p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two proposed food safety rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on Friday. The proposed standards come two full years after President Obama signed the act into law in January of 2011.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:09:53 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 26900 at http://kbia.org Food safety rules up for comment Canadian beef recall wreaks havoc in the U.S. http://kbia.org/post/canadian-beef-recall-wreaks-havoc-us <p>While Canada grapples with the largest beef recall in its history, meat suppliers and retailers in the U.S. have been dealing with their own share of fallout from the contaminated meat. The recall has consumers and food safety advocates demanding anew that the U.S. Department of Agriculture keep fresh meat border inspections in place so tainted meat can be stopped before it enters the food supply chain.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:14:41 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 23019 at http://kbia.org Canadian beef recall wreaks havoc in the U.S. The struggle to trace produce from farm to table http://kbia.org/post/struggle-trace-produce-farm-table <p>When he’s on the road, Del Smith’s home is his blue-and-silver 18-wheeler. The tidy cab has everything that Smith, who is a slight mustachioed man, needs for a long haul: a fridge for his iced tea, a bunk made with a blanket decorated with cowboy boots, a first-aid kit. In his 62 years of life, Smith’s survived near-death experiences riding rodeo, flying helicopters in Vietnam and, most recently, an industrial accident in Texas. He never thought his next brush with death would take place right here in his truck, after buying a cantaloupe in July from a Byron, Ill., farm stand.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:51:24 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 22875 at http://kbia.org The struggle to trace produce from farm to table