The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that it has extended the opportunity for comment on the draft Shiga toxin-producing <i>E. coli</i> (STEC) Survey questions. The new deadline to receive comments is March 25.
To help ensure the quality of popular food ingredients increasingly being incorporated into products sold worldwide, standards for omega 3-rich krill oil and natural, low-calorie stevia sweeteners are among the latest proposed revisions to the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC).
A bill allowing small farms to sell raw, unpasteurized milk directly to consumers has been approved by a Montana House committee, sending it to the full House for debate. Read more on this controversial issue.
Continuing its commitment to transparency and openness, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will launch a public consultation in July 2013 on its draft scientific opinion on the possible risks to public health of bisphenol A (BPA), a substance used in food contact materials.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently received inquiries about the labeling of foods with ingredients derived from genetically engineered plants, but has not yet made a decision regarding the petitions.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced the availability of and is requesting comments on a draft compliance guide for U.S. importers and brokers on the electronic filing of import inspection applications for certain meat, poultry, and egg products.