93.7% of Salmonella illness not attributed to eggs

October 21, 2021

According to a new inter-agency report, eggs caused just 6.3 percent of Salmonella illnesses in 2019. Chicken, fruits, pork and seeded vegetables each accounted for more than 12 percent of the illnesses, based on multi-year …

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Food labeling language in appropriations

July 8, 2021

The House Committee on Appropriations approved its Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2022 budget. The budget outlines a wide array of discretionary spending priorities that total around $26.55 …

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President’s budget boosts FDA

June 3, 2021

The President’s fiscal year 2022 budget request would increase spending on food safety at the Food and Drug Administration by $134.3 million to a total of $1.6 billion. A significant portion of the FDA budget …

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FDA seeks innovative food traceability tools and opens a dialogue on advancing food safety with technology

May 20, 2021

By: Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative in April 2019 and then released the blueprint in July …

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UEP: FDA rule needs simplification, clarity

March 4, 2021

A proposed rule to expand traceability requirements for high-risk foods is unnecessarily complex and should be rewritten, UEP said in comments filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). UEP said the regulation “is unnecessarily …

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