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.
Both food safety agencies dodge the sequester budget cuts for inspections of food plants.
The Auburn University Food Systems Initiative has become an institute due to its committed multi-disciplinary faculty and a string of successful ventures.
China has promised to punish the production and sale of unsafe food products more harshly to combat increasingly severe food scandals.