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Morning Security Brief: Dorner Gets $1 Million Bounty, Horsemeat Scandal, Social Media Software, and More

- LAPD offering $1 million for information on rogue officer. Britain’s food fraud scandal. New software mines social media. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Food Allergy Liability, Algerian Hostage Crisis Update, Pharmacy Bait Bottles, and More

- The hostage crisis at the Amenas gas site is winding down. Restaurants may be held liable for ignoring customers’ food allergies. NYPD encourages pharmacies to use bait bottles. And more.

FDA Proposes New Food Safety Rules Aimed at Preventing Foodborne Illness

- The FDA has proposed two new food safety rules in an effort to help prevent foodborne illness.

The Fight Against Food Fraud

- Though 9-11 focused attention on possible risks of food-chain contamination by terrorists, attention is shifting back to the more common safety issue of food ingredients being diluted, adulterated, or misrepresented to increase profit.

New Technology Makes Foodborne Illnesses Harder to Source

- Technology advancements to help detect foodborne illnesses faster are making it harder to pinpoint the original source of contamination.

Morning Security Brief: China to Become Largest Homeland Security Market, Kenya Foils Terror Attack, and More

- A new report says China will be the world’s biggest homeland security market by 2014. QR codes to deter counterfeits. A tip leads Kenyan authorities to a terrorist hideout. And more.

GAO Urges Better Food Recall Efforts

- The FDA should make its recall process public and provide industry guidance on the issue, according to a recent GAO report.

USDA Makes it Easier for Farmers to Get Emergency Funds after Disasters

- The USDA doesn't want extreme weather to get in the way of one of the "most productive" agricultural periods in American history.

Veterinarian Warns of Summer Anthrax

- It’s anthrax season--kill it with fire.

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Could Continue For Months

- The CDC says 390 have been sickened by salmonella-contaminated sushi and a food safety attorney calls for accountability.

Morning Security Brief: Police Complaints, 911 Outage Blamed on Verizon, Food Import Security, and More

- Police complaints drop in Denver. Officials in Pennsylvania say equipment by Verizon caused their latest 911 center outage – the third in two weeks. The CDC says as imports increase, more outbreaks are being linked to imported food. And more.

Ingredients for Better Imports

- The Food Safety Modernization Act is the first overhaul of the nation’s food safety system in more than 70 years. Nowhere is the legislation more ambitious than in provisions regarding the safety of imported food.

Food Safety

- In light of a new federal law overhauling the nation’s food safety program, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outlined its new regulatory strategy for increasing the safety of imported food. Also, the FDA released its five-year plan to guide the agency through its expanding priorities for protecting public health. See both documents for details.
 




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