The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued draft guidelines to help small ready-to-eat meat manufacturers reduce the risk of harmful bacteria in their products, following related recalls last year.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has said it is seeking comments on proposed nutrition labeling of single ingredient ground or chopped meat and poultry products.
A four-year campaign by the American Meat Institute (AMI) to have electron beam technology approved as a processing aid appears no nearer resolution after the government and the group disagreed over progress on the issue.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said it is seeking comments over the use of the claim ‘natural’ for meat and poultry products, in a move that could determine whether it should define the claim at all.
The credibility of the US food inspection watchdog is being undermined by flaws in the way it communicates – by creating unrealistic expectations among consumers which it cannot fulfill, experts have said.
The recall of over 143,000,000 pounds of raw and frozen meat
products by a California meat processor in February is forcing the
US regulatory authorities to act and reassure the public about the
safety of the US food supply.
A higher incidence of E coli-contaminated meat has prompted the US
Department of Agriculture (USDA) to tighten its safety efforts with
a number of initiatives including expanded testing and more rapid