FSIS Releases Notice on Cervid Inspection for Chronic Wasting Disease
The notice provides instructions to inspection program personnel, who perform voluntary inspection of captive cervid animals (i .e., members of the deer family including deer, elk, and reindeer) that have been tested by APHIS for chronic wasting disease.
FDA to Hold Webcast on PFOA in Food
The webcast will be held on Thursday, April 9 at noon. More details here.
AMS Calls for Nominees to National Organic Standards Board
FSIS to Initiate Rulemaking on U.S. COOL Claims for Meat
FSIS intends to limit the use of certain voluntary labeling claims, such as “Product of USA,” “Made in USA,” and “USA Beef,” to meat products derived from cattle born, raised, and slaughtered in the United States. More details here.
FDA Publishes Fact Sheet on Safely Using Hand Sanitizer
APHIS Proposes National List of Reportable Animal Diseases
The agency is proposing to amend the animal disease regulations to provide for a National List of Reportable Animal Diseases, along with reporting responsibilities for animal health professionals that encounter or suspect cases of communicable animal diseases and disease agents.