USDA Sued for Not Requiring Labeling Verification

November 29, 2018

The Animal Welfare Institute has sued USDA in federal court, asking the judge to require 3rd-party audits for certain labeling claims regarding how animals are raised. The lawsuit is in response to a petition filed …

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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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APHIS Proposed Changes in Virus Elimination Payment Rates

November 8, 2018

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposed to change the way payments are made to layer operations during an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).  The changes will also apply to cases …

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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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