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Petition seeks to change rules for ‘Product of USA’ meat labels

Country of origin labeling for meat once involved lofty policy debates in Congress and international bodies like the World Trade Organization. Now two influential groups have decided it would help domestic producers and consumers alike if USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) would change its policies. The Lincoln, NE-based Organization for Competitive Markets and… Continue Reading

‘Healthy’ egg petition overshadowed by April’s massive egg recall

The Food and Drug Administration took in a “healthy egg” petition last month at practically the same time as a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak brought the recall of 207 million eggs, the biggest egg recall since 2010. “Healthy eggs” claims are made outside of any concerns about the likelihood of pathogen contamination. “Healthy” is a sought-after… Continue Reading

FDA asked to allow interstate sales of raw milk with warnings

This spring’s state legislative season left raw milk advocates largely disappointed, but they’ve gotten up off the mat with a new federal strategy being advanced by a new group with new lawyers. The new strategy comes in the form of a citizen petition filed last month with the Food and Drug Administration’s docket management unit… Continue Reading

Cancer warning labels sought for processed meat and poultry

A nine-page petition filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest asks the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to begin requiring colorectal cancer warning labels on certain meat and poultry products. The petition claims “scientific research has led to the conclusion that processed meat and poultry increases the risk… Continue Reading