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 frozen raw tuna and stuffed chicken announced thi...

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, ...

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

Sugar 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 value (% DV) for added sugars on the Nutrition Facts...

House passes industry-friendly GMO labeling bill

GMO labels The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation today that would block state GMO labeling laws and order the federal government to develop a voluntary certification process for foods labeled as non-GMO.

Voluntary COOL bill, repeal amendment introduced in the Senate

U.S. Capitol building Sens. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) today introduced proposed legislation to repeal mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL), while Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Comm...

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...

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 crop...

EPA allows more time for comment on bee rules

The EPA has further extended the public comment period for its proposal to improve protections for commercial honeybees by restricting some pesticide ...

EFSA warns of genotoxic risk from Perilla aldehyde flavor

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is warning about the risk posed by the flavor Perilla aldehyde and potentially other alicyclic aldehydes.

Homeland Security bill warns against failures to inspect imported meat

Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), chairman of the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, and Ranking Member Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) l...

USDA gearing up for future bird flu outbreaks

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department intends to dramatically increase its ability to respond to outbreaks of bird flu, warning poultr...

WTO logs record number of SPS barriers

The WTO’s Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures reports that the trade organization logged a record number of SPS-related trade barriers fo...

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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Pork producers urge Senate to join House in repealing COOL for meat

The National Pork Producers Council and its state chapters are urging the Senate to join the House in repealing country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef, pork...

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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 poised to approve GMO labeling bill

The House of Representatives is set to consider a bill to block state GMO labeling laws on Thursday (July 23) and is widely expected to approve the industry-sup...

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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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IFT meeting explores new food regulations in China, Taiwan

New food fraud and food safety measures in China and Taiwan were highlighted by speakers on a July 13 panel at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual ...

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