USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) renewed a cooperative agreement with a formal signing on Aug.1.

The FSIS workforce is viewed as critical to the day-to-day oversight and inspection operations for meat, poultry, and egg products at the

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In one of his final acts before leaving the USDA, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue signed an agreement ending a turf war between his department and the Department of Health and Human Services. It shifts oversight of gene-edited livestock to USDA.

A short time earlier, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner
Continue Reading Perdue exits the building after getting USDA jurisdiction over gene-edited livestock

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) adjusted inspection coverage at catfish slaughter facilities on Sept. 1, the same day an 18-month transition period ended. The transition period’s end marks the full transfer of responsibility for inspecting domestic and imported catfish to FSIS from the U.S. Food and Drug
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed an agreement to define expectations related to interagency assessment of foodborne health hazards potentially associated with meat, poultry and eggs. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) expands collaboration between the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service
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