Food Industry Regulatory Update 09/04/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update September 4, 2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Import Screening Pilot Update FSIS to Host Public Meeting on the Future of Consumer Food Safety Education FDA and FSIS Recognize September as Food Safety Education Month FDA Updated Interstate Certified Shellfish Shipper List USDA Secretary Hosts Podcast on Educating Consumers About GMOs…

Food Industry Regulatory Update July 24, 2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update July 24, 2020 In this week’s edition: FDA to Begin Inspections of Small Business for Food Defense Rule Compliance in March 2021 FDA to Hold Webinar on Leafy Greens Action Plan FSIS Grants National Chicken Council Petition on Avian Leukosis Lesions Being Trimable Condition FDA Announces Qualified Health Claim for Cranberry…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – July 3, 2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update July 3, 2020 In this week’s edition: FSIS Publishes Retail Exemption Amounts FDA on USMCA USDA Amends California Olive Marketing Order FSIS Updates Directive on E. coli¬†Enforcement Verification Activities for Raw Beef FSIS Updates Lists of Foreign Establishments From New Zealand, Israel and Croatia¬†Eligible to Export to U.S. USDA Approves Pandemic…

Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of June 22, 2020

In this week’s edition: FDA and CDC Release Guidance on Protecting Seafood Workers from COVID-19 FSIS Updates Cooperative Interstate Shipment Establishment List FSIS Publishes Poultry Salmonella Testing Results of Establishments FDA Launches Online Portal to Assist Industry with Exporting Animal Products USDA Approves Online SNAP for Kansas FDA Launches Tobacco Product Application Webpage FSIS Updates…

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 06/08/2020

In this week’s edition: USDA Provides Update on Meatpacking Capacity Enoki Mushroom Listeria Outbreak Declared Over AMS Rule on Florida Tomato Handling New APHIS Requirements on Tomato and Pepper Imports FSIS Updates Establishment Directory AMS Proposes to Change National List of Allowable Substances in Organic Livestock Products FDA Update on World Food Safety Day FDA…

Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of 03/09/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 03/09/2020 In this week’s edition: AMS Changes Reporting Requirements on Imports FDA Halts Foreign Inspections FSIS FOIA Request Report FDA CBD Update FDA Action Plan on Leafy Greens FSIS Recognizes UK for Raw Beef Exports; Updates COVID-19 Website; Announces More Leadership Changes FDA Warning Letters on Fraudulent COVID-19 Cures…

Regulatory Update Week of 02/10/2020

FSMA Food Defense Guidance, Sweeping Changes to Organic Program, PACA Suspensions, Import Alerts, Updated FSIS Establishment Directory and More Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 02/10/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Releases Food Defense Guidance AMS To Require More Businesses (Including Wholesalers) To Get Organic Certification; Adds Import Documentation Requirements FDA VQIP Portal Now Online…

FSIS Informs Inspectors on New Country of Origin Labeling Requirements

On February 3, 2015, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a notice to inspection program personnel (IPP) to make them aware of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) final rule on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2013, which requires…