Industry News 7/12/18

July 12, 2018

On July 9 the Trump administration announced additional tariffs on Chinese goods.  CNBC reports China’s response in “China reportedly looks to ‘hit back in other ways’ in response to latest US tariffs.”

Top food safety officials tell IAFP audience pathogens don’t wait,” provides a recap of  the comments made by FDA Deputy Commissioner Steven Ostroff and USDA’s Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) administrator, Carmen Rottenberg, at the International Association for Food Protection Annual Conference.

In “Battle lines being drawn in California,” Poultry World features the ongoing debate over Proposition 12 scheduled to be on the ballot on November 6.

The Belgian company implicated in the fipronil issue has filed for bankruptcy.  Read more  from WattAG in “Fallout from fipronil in Belgium, Netherlands.”  Poultry Times reports on the response to the recent Dutch report released on last year’s fipronil scandal in “New Dutch Egg Safety Report Shows Need for Higher Standards.”

Eggs contaminated with Salmonella recalled across Germany,” provides additional details about this latest recall from Food Safety News.

UEP preferred vendor, Food Safety New Services was awarded the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards CEO Award at the BRC Global Standards’ Food Safety Americas conference in Nashville in May.

Dr. Mickey Rubin has been appointed the Executive Director of the Egg Nutrition Center.