USDA announces pilot to combat Salmonella illnesses

November 4, 2021

On October 19, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a new initiative to reduce  Salmonella illnesses by 25%. These pilot projects focus on poultry slaughter and processing plants and will increase preharvest screenings for Salmonella …

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UEA, UEP call for truthful labeling of lab-grown products

November 4, 2021

In comments prepared for filing, the Further Processors Division of United Egg Association and United Egg Producers plan to ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture to require lab-grown protein products to be labeled truthfully so …

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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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