USDA, FDA Agree on Lab-Grown Meat Oversight

November 29, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration reached agreement on how lab-grown meat and similar products should be regulated, the agencies announced. In a joint statement, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue …

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Agencies Provide Details on Rule-Making Plans

October 25, 2018

Federal agencies provided a roadmap for their regulatory actions in the coming months, as part of the government’s regular Unified Regulatory Agenda.  Several of the planned regulations are important to the egg and egg products …

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Walmart Exec to Replace Ostroff at FDA

October 25, 2018

The FDA has named Frank Yiannas, the vice president of food safety at Wal-Mart, as deputy commissioner for food policy and response to replace Stephen Ostroff, who is retiring in January. Before moving to Walmart, …

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Faster Poultry Line Speeds Could Mean Litigation

October 4, 2018

Labor and food safety advocacy groups could file suit over a new Food Safety and Inspection Service policy that will allow faster line speeds at some chicken slaughter plants, according to Agri-Pulse.  The newsletter reports …

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FDA Statement on Disclosing Retailers for Recalls

October 4, 2018

Issued September 26,  Excerpt –  click here for full statement.  FDA recognizes the importance of providing consumers with actionable information related to recalled food products. That’s why today the FDA issued new draft guidance that describes situations …

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