Joan Murphy is the senior editor in charge of IEG Policy’s US Food Policy channel, where she provides comprehensive reporting on US food regulatory issues.
For more than two decades, she has written for Food Chemical News, covering legislation on Capitol Hill that impacts the food industry and food safety and labeling regulations as they develop in government agencies.
Before joining Informa, she served as a reporter for a public health association newspaper where she wrote on a wide variety of health issues. Before that, she reported on environmental policy issues for Washington, D.C.-based newsletters.
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With more industry consolidation likely and consumer preferences changing, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) must innovate because "we can't afford to stand still" said Michael Dykes, IDFA's president and CEO, who shared his vision of the industry at the January, 27 Dairy Forum.
With more industry consolidation likely and consumer preferences changing, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) must innovate because “we can’t afford to stand still,” said Michael Dykes, IDFA's president and CEO, who shared his vision of the industry at the Jan. 27 Dairy Forum.
While the number of recalls of processed foods has dropped, meat and poultry recalls have nearly doubled since 2013, according to US PIRG, a consumer group that updated its January 2019 recall report last week.
Bill Marler is seeking to reopen a long-standing food safety debate by petitioning USDA to declare Salmonella an adulterant in meat and poultry and adopt a zero-tolerance for the pathogen.
Starting Feb. 1, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans to widen its antibiotic resistance monitoring of catfish samples to include E. coli and Enterococcus.
FDA lifted the consumer advisory on Salinas-grown romaine lettuce and announced all three E. coli outbreaks were over Wednesday (Jan. 15), but a consumer advocate questioned whether the probe once again will leave too few clues to help industry prevent future cases of foodborne illness.