Food Safety

The history of government regulation of food safety is one of government watchdogs chasing the horse after it's out of the barn - David A. Kessler, M.D. FDA Commissioner

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Want Food Safety? Keep It Simple

Prior to the 20th century, no-one conceived of the need for nutrition labeling. Milk was milk. Fish was fish. A cake was sugar, flour, butter, eggs, and little else. There were salt and spices, but for the most part you knew what you were eating just by looking at it.

Okay, things weren't quite that simple. But food was food, until the modern world brought its modern problems, like unethical entrepreneurs who realized they could make more money by making misleading or false claims for their food products, such as misidentifying the ingredients or failing to acknowledge additives.

Although the U.S. government has enacted more and more…

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 Want Food Safety? Keep It Simple

They say there are no guarantees in life. Unfortunately, that goes for food safety. But there are simple ways we can minimize our risks.

Food Safety Magazine

Today, we continue to be the definitive voice and source of science-based solutions for food safety and quality specialists worldwide. is for people who love to eat out but don’t expect to be ill because of it. It is a consumer led website for diners to report suspected food poisoning or bad food experiences. This real time information is shared by consumers, food authorities, restaurants, and industry with one aim – to make eating a safer experience.

Center for Food Safety

Center for Food Safety uses multifaceted strategies, including legal actions, submission of policy comments and public education, to accomplish its goals of curtailing industrial agricultural production methods that harm human health and the environment, and promoting sustainable alternatives.


According to public health and food safety experts, each year millions of illnesses in this country can be traced to foodborne bacteria. While the likelihood of serious complications is unknown, the Food and Drug Administration estimates that two to three percent of all foodborne illnesses lead to secondary long-term illnesses.

Food Safety News

Food Safety News was founded in 2009 to fill a void. At the time, both print and broadcast media were facing consolidation and budget cuts. Dedicated reporters on the food, health and safety beats were being reassigned or seeing their positions disappear altogether.

Food Safety Summit

The Food Safety & Security Summit is the largest and most established food safety & security exposition in North America. It features a full program of intensive educational seminars, workshops, networking events and a trade show exhibition

Food Safety Tech

Food Safety Tech publishes news, technology, trends, regulations, and expert opinions on food safety, food quality, food business and food sustainability.

Food Standards Agency UK

Food alerts news... If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues information about product withdrawals and recalls to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.

International Food Safety & Quality Network

IFSQN was founded in 2003 to provide food safety practitioners with an online platform to share knowledge and to enable collaboration on the implementation, operation and continual improvement of food safety management systems.

Marler Blog

Providing commentary on food poisoning outbreaks & litigation.

New Zealand Food Safety Authority

Ensuring a safe and suitable food supply is a public health priority for any country. In New Zealand nearly 80% of the food we produce is exported, providing just over half the country's merchandise trade underpinning our economy.

QA & Food Safety

Quality assurance & food safety

Safe Food

I am a professional food microbiologist. I created this blog to help ordinary folk and food manufacturers understand food safety so that we can reduce the incidence of food mediated illness. I would like it to become a resource for teachers in schools.

BarfBlog is where Drs. Powell, Chapman, Hubbell and assorted food safety friends offer evidence-based opinions on current food safety issues. Opinions must be evidence-based – with references – reliable and relevant. The barfblog authors edit each other, often viciously.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The CFIA issues public advisories for all food products where consumption of the food could cause serious health consequences. The CFIA classifies recalls based on the level of health risk associated with the food product being recalled.


CDC tracks foodborne illnesses and collaborates with state and local health departments and other federal agencies to investigate foodborne outbreaks. CDC’s work provides information to improve food safety.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

The Center for Science in the Public Interest works to improve food safety through many avenues, including lobbying Congress to pass strong food safety legislation to give food safety agencies more authority and more money.

Egg Safety Center

The Egg Safety Center works to educate consumers on ways to further reduce the incidence of food-borne illness related to egg products; provide producers with the most up-to-date information available; and act as a food safety resource for retailers and food service companies in the U.S.

Environmental Working Group

The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic.

European Commission

The central goal of the European Commission's food safety policy is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and consumers' interests in relation to food, taking into account diversity, including traditional products, whilst ensuring the effective functioning of the internal market


Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts.

Breaking News on Food Safety & Quality Control.


HarvestMark is the leading fresh food traceability solution from YottaMark. More than a billion produce packages have been enabled with HarvestMark Codes to speed response to suspected recall events and deliver on-demand product information throughout the supply chain.


For 60 years, NSF has been committed to public health, safety, and protection of the environment. While focusing on food, water, indoor air, and the environment, NSF develops national standards and provides learning opportunities.

Organic Consumers Association

OCA's Food Safety Resource Center.

The Alcat Test

The Alcat Test uncovers foods and other substances that trigger chronic inflammation and related health conditions, such as gastrointestinal, respiratory, and joint issues as well as migraine, dermatitis, fatigue, and metabolic disorders

The Cornucopia Institute

The Cornucopia Institute, through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, provides needed information to family farmers, consumers and other stakeholders in the good food movement and to the media. We support economic justice for the family-scale farming community — partnered with consumers — backing ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food.

U.S. Food Policy

Policy and Economics From a Public Interest Perspective


The Food Safety Network (FSN) is a U.S. Government interagency partnership to help build food safety capacity worldwide.

Animal Factory

In Animal Factory, bestselling investigative journalist David Kirby exposes the powerful business and political interests behind large-scale factory farms, and tracks the far-reaching fallout that can contaminate our air, land, and water supply.

Animal Production and Health

Diseases affecting livestock can have a significant impact on animal productivity and production, on trade in live animals, meat and other animal products, on human health.

Eat Cleaner

When it comes to health, we all want to do the right thing but half-truths and inconclusive information can clutter an otherwise logical vision. Our EAT CLEANER mission is to set the record straight on what's on our plates and help everyone take matters into their own hands.

Food, Inc

Food, Inc. exposes America's industrialized food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and workers' rights. Learn about these issues and take action through the Hungry For Change cafeteria and check out the 10 Simple Tips for making positive changes in your eating habits. Learn more about these issues and how you can take action on

Iowa State University

Iowa State University Extension believes that resources are needed for consumers, foodservice operators, students and educators to access research-based, unbiased information on food safety and quality.

National Agricultural Library

Supporting the research community by collecting, organizing and disseminating food safety research information

The Center for Consumer Freedom

Why “Stop! Don’t Eat That!” Often Isn’t Good Advice. A number of activist groups have relentlessly sought to scare people away from certain foods and ingredients in accordance with their wide-ranging agendas.

The China Study

T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study created a movement in the way people consider their diets. While the Internet features many great meeting places for the plant-based community, there has yet to be a one stop shop. The China Study Community website launched with the hopes of filling this niche and becoming the leading source of news for the plant-based community.

The Organic & Non-GMO Report

The Organic & Non-GMO Report is the only monthly newsletter that provides information you need to respond to the challenges of genetically modified (GM) foods.


Rapid sharing of information to protect food safety and public health around the globe.

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