Cornell leads effort to train farmers on new produce safety rules

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) announced the start of two national produce safety training programs designed to help the produce industry understand the critical role it plays in public health and prepare it to meet the new regulatory requirements in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. […]

Trans fat ban the responsible decision, says nutrition expert

Tom Brenna, professor of human nutrition at Cornell University says the FDA’s decision to ban the use of trans fats is the responsible decision and the three year timeline allows food systems the time to respond in ways that are cost effective and health promoting.   Brenna says:  “Over the past 20 years, evidence has […]

FDA to review safety of chemicals in soaps, Cornell expert available

Anthony Hay, professor in the department of microbiology at Cornell University, is an expert in the degradation of pharmaceutical and personal care products in the environment, and is available to comment on FDA’s decision to examine the safety and effectiveness of chemicals in soaps and washes – particularly triclosan. Hay is a member of the […]