PETA has filed new comments to an old petition to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, seeking to have more criminal charges filed against a business previously found to have violated the Humane Methods ofContinue Reading PETA campaigning for criminal prosecution of packing plant in petition
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…Continue Reading USDA gets employee safety training and OSHA gets access to food facilities under new MOU
It costs the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) more than $1 billion a year for close to 10,000 inspectors to provide their services at more than 6,200 locations where the private sector produces…
Continue Reading First signs that the executives may remove FSIS from remote controls
This year marks 25 years since FSIS issued its landmark final rule, “Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (PR/HACCP),” issued in the summer of 1996.
“Food safety is an ever-evolving process,” said FSIS
Mindy Brashears, the fifth in history confirmed USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety, said goodbye to her consumer, government and industry stakeholders January 14.
Her political appointment as the federal government’s top food safety official …
Continue Reading How the food safety transition went, according to the public calendars
Food safety attorney Bill Marler wants to know what’s up with his petition calling on the USDA to declare specific “outbreak serotypes” of Salmonella as adulterants in meat.
He filed the petition more than a…
Continue Reading Marler renews call for declaring ‘outbreak serotypes’ of Salmonella as adulterants in meat and poultry
Changes in federal food safety policy and personnel are occurring with the new Biden Administration — officials are talking about some, but not others.
They left it to Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society …
Continue Reading Federal food safety policy and personnel changes underway at FSIS, FDA, and CDC
After eight months on the job as boss over USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service headquarters (FSIS), Administrator Paul Kiecker likely is feeling like P.T. Barnum.
Kiecker’s meetings with people outside of the federal government…
Continue Reading New FSIS boss moves from one telephonic ring to another
ROSEMONT, IL — Yesterday’s Food Safety Summit’s annual Town Hall Q&A featured top regulators and agency leaders from FDA, USDA, AFDO and CDC. They talked about their agency’s work during the past year, with a …
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The Meat & Poultry Daily News recently did a question and answer session with Paul Kiecker, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Administrator since last March 12. It’s worth reading in its entirety at…
Continue Reading Letter from the Editor: Kiecker speaks out after rising to the top as FSIS Administrator