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PORTLAND, ORE.--FDA may have to delay implementing the produce safety and new import system under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) if Congress does not provide adequate funds in this budget year, FDA’s Mike Taylor, associate commissioner for foods and ...

Vilsack on bird flu: ‘Plan for the worst and hope for the best’

Chickens “We need to plan for the worst and hope for the best,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told an avian flu summit in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday (July 28).

Outbreaks, recalls continue to dog frozen meat packaged products, speakers say at IAFP meeting

Recall PORTLAND, ORE.--While frozen food companies have worked to improve labels on raw meat and poultry packaged foods, food safety experts find outbreaks continue to dog the industry, including two recalls involving...

Food company sees benefits, cautions in whole genome sequencing

PORTLAND, ORE.—Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is being adopted at record pace by federal public health agencies, but large food companies aren’t jumping in yet, though that’s likely to change in five years, pred...

Retired USDA economist finds weak market incentives for food safety

Tanya Roberts, a retired senior economist at USDA’s Economic Research Service, says private market incentives for companies to care about food safety are dangerously weak.

Disease-causing Klebsiella found contaminating retail meat

Chicken, turkey and pork sold in grocery stores harbors disease-causing Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study by George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, ...

White House sidesteps GMO labeling issue

In response to two public petitions calling for mandatory GMO labeling, the White House on Tuesday (July 28) steered clear of taking an official posit...

FTC called on to consider ‘natural’ claims made by Aspire sports drinks

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which has so far shied away from regulating “natural” claims, has been asked to step in on a recent case involving...

BELTWAY NOTEBOOK: IDFA calls for better TPP market access offer from Canada

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) praised Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chair of the Senate Finance Committee and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.),...

COOL advocates urge Senate to reject both repeal and voluntary alternative

A coalition of 142 diverse groups supporting the current U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program for meat, on Tuesday (July 28), delivered a le...

Australia extends COOL rule

Australia is proposing to extend its current mandatory country of origin food labeling (COOL) system to deliver “clearer and more consistent” labels.

California won’t list furfuryl alcohol under Prop 65

California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced it will not list furfuryl alcohol,...

Halloween looms as scary season for red meat producers

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and its member companies are bracing for a scary time as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IAR...

Editor's View: A busy summer

It's been a busy summer, all things considered. By a convincing margin, the House of Representatives last week approved The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599...

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FDA releases third-party accreditation fees, model standards for audits

FDA released the latest Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) proposed rule Thursday (July 23) providing a glimpse into the cost of participating in the third-pa...

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FDA proposes to list added sugars with percent daily value on food labels

FDA appears to be digging in on the need to list added sugars on U.S. food packaging labels by announcing today another proposal to include the percent daily va...

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House Appropriations Committee changes timeline for PHO ruling

To safeguard against lawsuits, food companies would have three years before partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer considered Generally Recognized as ...

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House passes industry-friendly GMO labeling bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday (July 23) that would block state GMO labeling laws and order the federal government to develop a v...

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NFU questions need for organic checkoff to increase consumer demand

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is generally supportive of an organic checkoff program, in a July 20 letter to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), but...

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New EU GM soybean coexistence guidelines

The European Coexistence Bureau (ECoB) has issued best practice guidelines for the coexistence of genetically modified soybeans with conventional crops and hone...

The best way to know the regulatory status of food additives and colorings

Search the authoritative reference tool on the regulatory status of food additives and colorings, including citations to the Code of Federal Regulations.