FDA Releases Draft Risk Profile on Pathogens and Filth in Spices, Takes Steps to Strengthen Spice Safety
The FDA has completed a draft risk profile on spices, done in response to recent outbreaks caused by the consumption of Salmonella-contaminated spices in the U.S. The study's findings suggest that the presence of pathogens, such as Salmonella, and filth in spices is a systemic challenge
AMI, Other Groups Submit Reply Brief in COOL Appeal
AMI and eight other meat and livestock industry groups submitted a reply to the government's arguments in the country-of -origin labeling (COOL) rule preliminary injunction appeal. The brief argues that in its response, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) does not address the points...
FSIS Issues Notice on New Humane Handling Compliance Guidelines
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued Notice 72-13, informing inspectors in charge at establishments about the new Humane Handling Guidelines released recently.
FSIS Expands Approval of Generic Meat and Poultry Labels
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made public a final rule amending its label approval regulations to expand the circumstances in which the labels of meat and poultry products be generically approved. The rule provides that establishments are required to submit certain types of...
APHIS Finalizes Bovine Import Regulations Consistent with International Animal Health Standards
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS or the agency) finalized a rule to modernize the agency's import regulations regarding bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
New Video Challenges Myths About ‘Superbugs’ on Meat and Poultry Products
Washington D.C.—The term “superbug” has become a popular way to describe any antibiotic resistant bacteria, but a new Meat MythCrusher video challenges the claim that so called “superbugs” are commonly found on meat and poultry products....