Two U.S. regulatory agencies have unveiled a new export certification program for food products containing egg.
The new program, established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will help companies certify exports, which often is required by companies outside the U.S. and foreign governments. These certifications help [...]
In the wake of import restrictions on U.S. turkey, beef and pork products, Russia has requested information on monitoring programs for the feed additive ractopamine.
Russia wants a “full description” on how the U.S. monitors for ractopamine, including sensitivity information, limit of detection and how often the studies are conducted, Russian veterinary and phytosanitary agency [...]
Starting today, companies that export pork from the U.S. to China must provide documentation certifying the products are free of the feed additive ractopamine.
The new requirements follow import restrictions imposed on U.S. beef, pork and turkey by Russia in February.
Ractopamine is used to promote lean muscle growth in cows, pigs and turkeys. It [...]
A plan to prevent food safety issues abroad before the products reach the U.S. was unveiled today.
The international food safety capacity building plan “provides a strategic framework for FDA’s international food safety capacity-building activities,” according to a statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).
A group of U.S. senators have called on U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to quickly resolve a Russian ban on U.S. pork, beef and turkey products because of a disagreement over the feed additive ractopamine.
Earlier this month, Russia enacted import restrictions on the products over concerns they may contain ractopamine, a feed additive that [...]
Japan is set to loosen restrictions imposed on the import of U.S. beef after a case of mad cow disease was discovered in the U.S. in 2006.
Beginning Feb. 1, Japan will allow the import of beef and beef products derived from cattle younger than 30 months old, according to Food Safety News.
Currently, beef [...]
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Poultry vaccinations credited for U.K.’s big drop in Salmonella – Food Safety News
Just how big of a drop? Lab-confirmed cases fell from roughly 18,000 in 1993 to just more than [...]
It’s been a long road toward new regulations aimed at bolstering food safety in the U.S.
But today, on the two year anniversary of President Obama signing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two key rules for a public comment period of 120 days.
Almost 2,000 Americans fell ill from foods related to recalls in the past year, despite the passage of legislation to make food safer, according to a report from the U.S. Public Interest Group (U.S. PIRG).
Contaminated food – not just those linked to recalls – sickens approximately 48 million Americans annually and costs more than [...]
The majority of beef in the U.S. is produced in country, according to a recent study in the journal Agricultural Sciences.
The paper outlines the methodology for estimating the amount of beef and pork in the U.S. that is derived from foreign-born animals (mainly Canada and Mexico). Overall, it found the imports of live cattle [...]