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Federal Agency Cooperation in Protecting the Domestic Food Supply Chain
Federal Agency Cooperation in Protecting the Domestic Food Supply Chain

Learn what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture are doing to prevent food supply disruptions during the pandemic.

Will FSIS Declare 31 Salmonella Serovars Adulterants in Meat and Poultry?
Will FSIS Declare 31 Salmonella Serovars Adulterants in Meat and Poultry?

A petition to declare Salmonella an adulterant in meat and poultry products has been filed. The effects could change the meat and poultry industry forever.

Petition Asks FSIS to Declare 31 Salmonella Strains as Adulterants in Meat and Poultry
Petition Asks FSIS to Declare 31 <i>Salmonella</i> Strains as Adulterants in Meat and Poultry

What is next for meat and poultry in the wake of this filing and if regulatory changes are forthcoming?

Animal Cell-Culture Food Technology: A New Regulatory Frontier
Animal Cell-Culture Food Technology:  A New Regulatory Frontier

FDA and USDA-FSIS are working together to pave the way for regulation of food produced using animal cell-cultured food technology.

How Food Labeling Can Ensure a Healthy Start for 2020
How Food Labeling Can Ensure a Healthy Start for 2020

FDA is expected to propose its new definition for “healthy” labeling any day now. Is you company ready?

FDA’s and USDA’s Upcoming New Regulations and the Delays
FDA’s and USDA’s Upcoming New Regulations and the Delays

What effect the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s labeling regulations and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’d disclosure rules will have on the food industry. 

Progress in STEC Control: The USDA-NIFA STEC Coordinated Agricultural Project
Progress in STEC Control: The USDA-NIFA STEC Coordinated Agricultural Project

The overall goal of the STEC program is to reduce the occurrence and public health risks from seven serogroups of STEC regulated in beef.

More Guidance and More Questions: Initial Oversight of Animal Cell Culture Technology
More Guidance and More Questions: Initial Oversight of Animal Cell Culture Technology

Which federal agency will have the ultimate control over the regulation of cell culture-produced “meat” and “poultry” products? Time will tell.

Essentials of Hazard Analysis for Process Preventive Controls: Part 1
Essentials of Hazard Analysis for Process Preventive Controls: Part 1

The basic principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) have been recognized since the 1970s, and more formalized HACCP programs have been continually evolving since then.

FDA’s Regulation of Color Additives
FDA’s Regulation of  Color Additives

This article explains how color additives are regulated in the United States, how their safety is evaluated and how compliance with laws and regulations is ensured.

Clean Up That Food! An Update on Sanitizers and Disinfectants - Copy
Clean Up That Food!  An Update on Sanitizers  and Disinfectants

The responsibility for the regulation of a sanitizer used on a food item is based upon the intended use of the sanitizer and on the status of the food in question.

Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts
Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts

The Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts is a group of experienced scientists from several land-grant institutions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and industry that promotes scientifically sound approaches for food process validation.

Food for Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law
Food for Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law

For several years, legislative bodies throughout the country have struggled with the issue of whether to label food products as containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or bioengineered food.

Will Food Science Prevail?
Will Food Science Prevail?

The operative question is: Just who represents science? This article represents an opposing view to our eDigest article, published on December 6, 2016, by Andrew G. Ebert, Ph.D. FIFT, CFS

Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health
Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health

The use of antibiotics in both human healthcare and the production of livestock leads to the emergence of resistant pathogens, a growing and serious public health threat.

Will (or Can) Food Science Prevail in Today’s World?
Will (or Can) Food Science Prevail in Today’s World?

If you believe that those mistrustful of science or hesitant to accept scientific validity are of a certain uneducated class, or driven by religion or other belief systems, you are likely wrong. What can be done?

Whatever Happened to Sound Food Science?
Whatever Happened to Sound Food Science?

Op-Ed: Are consumers, social media and questionable regulations undermining food science? You be the judge.

GMO Labels: Win, Lose or Draw?
GMO Labels:  Win, Lose or Draw?

Will labeling of a genetically modified organism (GMO) on a food package really provide useful information?

One Food Safety Agency – Heresy?
One Food Safety Agency – Heresy?

Would a single, national food safety agency in the U.S. ever become reality? Do we even want it to?

From Bonds to Burritos: How the Increasing Criminalization of Regulatory Offenses Affects the Food and Beverage Industry
From Bonds to Burritos: How the Increasing Criminalization of Regulatory Offenses  Affects the Food and Beverage Industry

Why are criminal prosecutors more interested in food industry behavior these days? It’s time to take notice.

 

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