Prompted by a series of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks, many tied to imported foods, in 2011 the U.S. Congress signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law. The goal was to develop food safety regulations focused on prevention across the entire supply chain. Although the FDA has used its discretion on what to… [Read More]
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Consumers may view them as stomach-churning social media memes but recent instances of people licking ice cream or spitting in bottled beverages at supermarkets before putting the products back on shelves are categorized as intentional food contamination events. The culprits may face prison sentences of up to 20 years to reflect the severity of danger… [Read More]
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