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2010-05-25 07:45:00

NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer Animal Health today announced its acquisition of Microtek International, Inc., a recognized innovator in aquaculture vaccines, R&D and healthcare diagnostic services. The acquisition further expands Pfizer's commitment to a safe food supply from healthy beef and dairy cattle, swine, poultry and, now, fish. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100416/PFIZERLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-03-12 08:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Their numbers are dwindling at such a rate that our food supply may be in jeopardy - and that decline may continue as their educational debt continues to rise. These are just two of the challenges facing food animal veterinary medicine, one of the bulwarks of our food safety system. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), as part of its ongoing effort to bolster the number of food animal veterinarians in the United States,...

2009-12-08 09:14:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Financial Times will launch a special report on 'Business & Food Sustainability' to be published in all global editions of the FT on Wednesday 27th January 2010. The report will also be distributed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. As rising prices and growing food insecurity are quickly becoming the industry's new realities, global food supply is entering an era that is defined by mixed risks and opportunities....

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2009-10-23 06:55:00

A Senate bill to overhaul food safety and expand FDA oversight needs to be more aggressive and include more funding and authority, the head of the agency told lawmakers Thursday. According to FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the legislation is lacking in several crucial measures, including giving FDA better access to company food records during routine inspections, flexibility to target inspections at areas of greatest risk and sufficient funding for the job, Reuters reported. "The...

2009-10-12 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood pallets used to ship food in the Washington Metropolitan Area tested positive for three types of deadly food poisoning bacteria, raising new concerns about the risks wood pallets pose to the nation's food supply. The discovery was made in a new test commissioned by Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company LLC), operator of the world's first pallet rental service providing shippers and receivers with all-plastic pallets with embedded...

2009-09-08 12:55:35

Among likely voters surveyed across the nation, about 9 in 10 support the federal government adopting additional food safety measures, and 64 percent believe that imported foods are often or sometimes unsafe, according to a new Pew-commissioned poll by the bipartisan team of Hart Research and Public Opinion Strategies. This concern about imported foods reflected a significant jump compared to the 53 percent of voters who expressed such concerns in a 2008 survey by the same pollsters. FDA is...

2009-08-26 12:30:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Foodservice today welcomed the executive board of the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) to its headquarters where the group held its final board meeting prior to the 2010 Biennial Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. The executive board includes 23 voting members representing state and local food regulatory agencies from each of the six Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regions; the FDA; United States Department of Agriculture/The Food...

2009-04-29 16:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's chief agriculture and human health officials discussed foodborne threats and opportunities to improve national and state food safety initiatives at the first meeting of the Governor's Food Safety Council today in Harrisburg. Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff and Health Secretary Everette James described to the council their agencies' roles in protecting the food supply and responding to outbreaks, as well as the impact of...

2009-04-22 16:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's chief agriculture and human health officials discussed foodborne threats and opportunities to improve national and state food safety initiatives at the first meeting of the Governor's Food Safety Council today in Harrisburg. Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff and Health Secretary Everette James described to the council their agencies' roles in protecting the food supply and responding to outbreaks, as well as the impact of...

2009-03-31 14:30:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the nation's leading independent research institutes is expanding in Kansas as the region's scientific assets align to support the critical mission of protecting the American food supply and to develop urgently needed bioenergy solutions. Officials at Midwest Research Institute (MRI) announced today that they are expanding MRI's existing operations by establishing a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute that will be named...


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2009-04-28 21:10:26

The Plodia interpunctella or Indianmeal moth is a member of the Pyralidae family and occasionally referred to as the North American High-Flyer. The larvae are also called waxworms that feed on dry grains and cereals. The females of the species can lay any where from 60 to 400 eggs in her lifetime. She will do so where there is a good food supply for the larvae. Each egg is less than 0.02 inches in diameter and tends not adhere well to the surface on which it is laid. The eggs will...

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