USDA announces comment period on animal cell labeling

September 9, 2021

On September 2, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that it would be soliciting comments and information on proposed rulemaking about the labeling of meat and poultry products created from cultured cells. The …

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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approves FY22 agriculture appropriations bill

August 12, 2021

This past week, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approved the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY22. The legislation will provide $25.855 billion in discretionary spending, up $2.5 billion …

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FSIS implements mask policy to protect inspectors

August 12, 2021

On August 4, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) announced that to further protect their inspection program personnel (IPP) from the highly contagious Delta variant, they expect regulated establishments in areas of “substantial” or …

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D.C. regulatory updates

March 18, 2021

CFAP still on hold On day one, the Biden Administration halted the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to conduct a review. The February 26 deadline was eliminated, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has …

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Groups Petition FSIS for new Salmonella standards

February 4, 2021

Consumers groups have petitioned USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to establish enforceable standards targeting Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry. The petitioners include the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Consumer Federation of …

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