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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EPA Issues Proposed EPCRA Rulemaking for Public Comment

November 8, 2018

U.S. EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proposed rule to amend the emergency release notification regulations under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) on October 30.  The rule confirms that reporting of air …

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Proposition 12 Passes in California

November 8, 2018

Proposition 12 Farm Animal Confinement Standards passed in California with 61 percent of voters in favor of the new space requirements for hens, calves, and pigs.  Of the 11 ballot initiatives on the California ballot,  …

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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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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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