The NMDA Office of Agricultural Bio-Security and the Southwest Border Food Safety and Defense Center have a new New Mexico Food Protection Alliance website. The site contains announcements of alliance meetings, training opportunities and food recall information.
The latest federal food safety and recall information is available at www.FoodSafety.gov
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the United States Department of Agriculture agency responsible for food safety in meat, poultry, and egg products including inspection and labeling.
Click here for FSIS Recall Notices.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective.
Click here for Food and Drug Administration Recall Notices.
The New Mexico Environment Department’s Food Program is responsible for food protection activities in the State of New Mexico. Similar to FDA, the Food Program assures food service establishments and processing facilities prepare safe food under sanitary conditions.
Click here for NMED Food Program Alerts and Recall Notices.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitors public health and public health threats across the United States. CDC’s primary mission is health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC’s website provides a wealth of information concerning public health threats domestically and internationally as well as information to prevent the spread of disease.
Another great source of information for human health outbreaks locally and globally is HealthMap. HealthMap provides global information on recalls but also has released iPhone, iPad, and Android apps, “HealthMap:Outbreaks Near Me” that provides infectious disease information worldwide in a map based format.
Additional information of benefit to New Mexican’s concerning food protection, agricultural biosecurity, and emergency preparedness can be found on the Southwest Border Food Safety and Defense Center’s web page. Here you can find information and links concerning agricultural biosecurity, training opportunities, family emergency preparedness, and a wealth of other information concerning food safety and biosecurity measures.
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