It will soon be easier to tell what cut of meat you’re buying at the grocery store.
Groups representing the beef and pork industries are rolling out new, easier to understand names for more than 350 cuts of meat, NBC News reports.
The initiative to update the Uniform Retail Meat Identification Standards (URMIS) is led [...]
A proposed rule would change labeling on certain products, including meat, to still provide origin information while conforming to international trade agreements.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the proposed change to country of origin labeling (COOL) rule Friday. A pre-publication version currently is available on the Federal Register website, with the final version [...]
Japan is slated to reduce import restrictions on U.S. beef next year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
Once Japan’s health ministry receives approval from Japan’s Food Safety Commission, the ministry will increase the age limit on U.S. beef from 20 months to 30 months and younger, according to the article.
The limits originally were imposed to [...]
A pilot program aimed at streamlining meat inspection at the U.S.-Canadian border has some food safety and consumer groups concerned.
A part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan, the pilot program results will help determine if a small number of businesses can achieve pre-clearance for fresh beef and pork shipments across the border, according [...]
The fight over labels of origin for meat sold in the U.S. isn’t over, despite a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling.
Earlier this week, a coalition of groups including the Made in the USA Foundation and the Ranchers-Cattleman Action Legal Fund, filed a lawsuit against the WTO in Denver’s U.S. District Court hoping to get [...]
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The federal government is increasing its emphasis on residue testing in some food products, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday.
Later this summer, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans to launch “new, modern, high efficiency” methods for detecting legal and illegal residues in meat, poultry and egg products, according [...]
The U.S. must make changes to a program requiring the labeling of meat with its country of origin, following a ruling handed down from the World Trade Organization (WTO) today.
The law required U.S. grocers to label beef, pork, chicken and lamb with their country of origin, or post signs with the information. It was [...]
Curious about what’s going on with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules? You’re in good company.
The food industry still is waiting for rules on imports, produce and preventative controls for human and animal food. And, with July 3 closing in as the date the preventative controls rules are slated to go into effect, [...]
Food production establishments will have to re-evaluate their HACCP plans 90 days after a new rule governing monitoring for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) went into effect if the target strains are detected, according to a notice from the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Only those plants that have positive non-O157 STEC results [...]