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 June 1, 2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 06/01/2020 In this week’s edition: 2020 Dietary Guidelines Meeting Announced by USDA FSIS Eliminates Requirement To Defibrinate Livestock Blood Saved as an Edible Product FSIS Proposes to Make Yak Eligible for Voluntary Inspection FSA Makes First Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Payments Chicken Execs Indicted for Price Fixing Sugar Industry…

Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of 04/13/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 04/13/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Publishes Consumer Information on Grocery Shopping During Pandemic FSIS Posts Updated Data Sets on Refusals, Updated FAQs on COVID-19 FSIS Updates Establishment Directory FSIS Updates Eligible Foreign Establishment Lists FDA Releases COVID-19 Information for Spanish Speaking Consumers APHIS Guidance on Veterinary Certificate Submission…

Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of 03/23/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 03/23/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Releases Postmarketing Adverse Event Reporting Guidance During Pandemics Jekanowski Appointed World Agricultural Outlook Board Chairman FSIS Releases Foreign Audit Reports for UK, Ireland, Hungary, the Netherlands and Namibia FSIS Exercising Enforcement Discretion Over Labeling of Foodservice Products Sold at Retail FSIS Releases Updated…

FSIS Guidance on Prior Notification and Failure to Present

On February 12, 2015, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released guidance to help importers of record, customs brokers, and Official Import Inspection Establishment management understand and comply with the prior notification requirements.  The guidance also explains regulatory actions taken when products fail to present (FTP) for…

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…