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A Century of Food Safety Gives Us A Glimpse Into The Future

Posted in Food Safety News
Over the past Century, the ways in which our food has been grown, manufactured, distributed and regulated have changed dramatically.  There have been countless changes in food science and technology and the consumer preferences that drive them.  Food safety awareness has now been elevated to its highest level during the history of our nation.  And, … Continue Reading

USDA Launches Toll-Free Help Line For Small Processors

Posted in Food Safety News, Food Safety Regulations
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) has announced the creation of a new help-desk, providing operators of small meat, poultry and egg processing establishments with access to knowledgeable specialists who can help them understand USDA directives, regulations and other information. The help-desk also will provide direct assistance to state and local food regulatory … Continue Reading

New Rules May Allow State-Inspected Meat And Poultry To Be Shipped Over State Lines

Posted in Food Safety News, Food Safety Regulations
The USDA has published new rules for a proposed program, under which select State-inspected establishments (with 25 or fewer employees) will be eligible to ship meat and poultry products in interstate commerce. Click on the following link to view the Proposed Rule. The new program was created as part of the 2008 Farm Bill to supplement … Continue Reading

What’s On USDA’s Plate? A Snapshot Of Current Policy Thinking

Posted in Food Safety Regulations
At a recent conference focused on the prevention of E. coli, the USDA came prepared to comment on its current thinking relating to new and emerging policy initiatives. In turn, Dan Engeljohn (Deputy Assistant Administrator of the FSIS Office of Policy and Program Development) offered a number of pointed observations. In cases involving a further … Continue Reading