In a report sent Friday (May 1) to the House and Senate agriculture committees, USDA’s chief economist concludes that benefits of country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat products “would be insufficient to offset the costs of the requirements, whether analyzing the impacts through economic models ...

Codex panel advances for adoption 348 MRLs for 32 pesticides

Meeting April 13-18 in Beijing, China, the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues advanced 348 maximum residue limits (MRLs) for 32 pesticides, including seven new compounds, for final adoption by the Codex Comm...

Hibbert and Pavel survey shifting legal landscape for labeling

Supermarket Bob Hibbert and Tony Pavel, partners at the Morgan Lewis law firm, surveyed “The Shifting Legal Landscape in Labeling” at the Prime Label Food Regulatory Conference in Washington, D.C. this week.

Industry presses lawmakers to block state GMO labeling

GMO sign A coalition led by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is urging the U.S. House of Representatives to support a bill to block states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods and to set up a v...

USDA changing sampling for E. coli O157 in bench trim and raw ground beef

Ground beef USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published a notice in the April 29 Federal Register providing updates on how it is scheduling risk-based sampling of beef manufacturing trimmings for E. coli O157:H7 an...

Food Safety Summit points to challenges in federal/state integration under FSMA

Inspection clipboard When do federal and state inspectors cross the line to become industry consultants? 

APHIS moves toward approving GM French fry potato

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) looks likely to approve J.R. Simplot's next generation Innate potato, a new genetically modi...

European Food Safety Authority updates its food consumption database

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed a major update of its Food Consumption Database, which now includes dietary records from almos...

BELTWAY NOTEBOOK: Expect FSMA laboratory standards in early 2016

FDA plans to publish the food laboratory standards under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in early 2016, said Roberta Wagner, deputy director ...

Sustainability should be factored into USDA’s new dietary guidelines, supporters say

Supporters of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s 500-plus-page report and recommendations to USDA last month,  gathered for a briefing on Cap...

FSIS progress report on pathogen testing shows mixed results

The Food Safety and Inspection Service’s latest pathogen testing progress report -- for the third quarter of 2014 -- shows mixed results from testing ...

Codex General Principles Committee rejects path to ‘self-tasking’ panel

The Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) rejected “self-tasking” it its meeting last month Paris.

Tyson Foods pledges phase-out of human antibiotics in broilers by October 2017

In a landmark announcement, Tyson Foods, Inc. said today it plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in U.S. broiler chicken flocks by October ...

Editor's View: Supplement industry goes for damage control

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has been working hard to restore consumer confidence that has been shaken by recent media attention to dietary supplements.CRN...

FSMA Update: Food industry urges collaboration on inspector training

The key to enforcing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) consistently will lie in inspector training, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) wants...

GMO critics target Pepsi and Quaker Oats

Anti-GMO activists have set their sights on PepsiCo, calling on the soda giant to stop funding efforts to oppose state GMO-labeling initiatives.

PepsiCo drops aspartame from Diet Pepsi because of consumer concerns

PepsiCo announced Friday (April 24) that it will stop using aspartame in its Diet Pepsi beginning in August and will replace the artificial sweetener with sucra...

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CSPI revives call for mandatory premarket approval of GM foods

The Congress should pass a law requiring FDA to approve genetically modified (GM) foods before they’re allowed on the market, urged Gregory Jaffe, director of t...

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USDA proposes ‘origin of livestock’ rule for organic program

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service issued a proposed rule Tuesday (April 28) that would clarify how dairy farmers can transition dairy herds from non-organic...

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EU authorities raid illegal horsemeat trading ring

More than two years after Europe’s horsemeat scandal, police from seven EU member states have made 26 arrests in a raid coordinated by the EU’s Judicial Coopera...

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