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FSIS calls public meeting on food allergens for March 16

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reports “a notable increase” in the number of recalls due to undeclared allergens in regulated products and the agency has called a public meeting to talk about it. According to FSIS, more than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions, but most… Continue Reading

National meat and poultry group reviews retail Listeria controls

The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) is poised to review Listeria monocytogenes control at retail outlets and consider mandatory features on the labels of processed, not-ready-to-eat products that appear as ready-to-eat. A two-day public meeting is set for March 29-30 at the Patriot Plaza III building in Washington, DC. Attendees are asked to pre-register. Additional… Continue Reading

Pet Food Safety: Public Reactions to FSMA Animal Food Rule

In late November and early December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held three public meetings in the Washington, D.C., area, Chicago, IL, and Sacramento, CA, to discuss the animal food preventive controls rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The first meeting in College Park, MD, mostly played host to organizations already fairly familiar with… Continue Reading

Stakeholders Offer Broad Range of Feedback on FSMA in First Public Meeting

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration heard a broad range of feedback from stakeholders on its draft food safety rules – on preventive controls and produce safety – in a public meeting held late last week in Washington, DC. While everyone from consumer advocates to produce growers offered a variety of input, asked lots of… Continue Reading