A new US Food and Drug Administration advisory has warned food processors and other food processing businesses that they must take additional steps to protect the environment and workers from toxic chemicals in food.
The FDA’s report, released Tuesday, said that food processors must protect workers and the environment from toxic chemical compounds and other contaminants from food processing plants.
The advisory, which was released on the same day as the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved a $2 billion contract with San Diego-based Monsanto to develop a biotechnology to prevent foodborne illness and death.
It’s the second FDA-approved biotechnology for food safety and the third for food processing, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, an expert on biotechnology and biotechnologies at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
The new biotechnology is called Biotin, which is manufactured by a company called Syngenta.
The USDA also has issued a new safety advisory on food processing.
It recommends that food processing facilities be equipped with ventilation systems that can vent gases from processing equipment, and to install ventilation systems in buildings that process more than 25,000 tons of food per day.
The report also recommends that the FDA consider adding a third-party testing laboratory to the safety advisory, and that food processor manufacturers ensure that all of their plants have adequate testing laboratories.
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Drug Administration’s recommendations are in response to the discovery of a new class of foodborne pathogens, known as Escherichia coli O157:H7, in some processing plants in California.
A study published in February by the University at Buffalo in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that food-borne pathogens linked to E. coli O158:H1N1, also known as E.coli, were significantly more common in California than in other states.