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News: A Single Food Safety Agency: Could It Work?

In his 2016 budget plan, President Barack Obama proposed consolidating the food safety oversight now under the purview of the FDA and the Agriculture Department’s FSIS into a single new agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency would direct food safety inspections, enforcement, applied research, and responses to food-poisoning outbreaks.

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News: No Health Risk with BPA Exposure at Current Levels

The European Food Safety Authority has determined that current levels of exposure to BPA pose no health risk to any population group, including pregnant women, the elderly, unborn children, infants, and adolescents. BPA is a chemical compound used in some polycarbonate plastic food contact materials, including reusable plastic tableware, metal can coatings, water bottles, and cosmetics.

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News: FSIS Sets New Pathogen Reduction Standards for Poultry

“The American consumer has moved away from the Sunday roast and the whole chicken to buying chicken breasts, legs, and wings, and it’s a progressive regulatory and public health strategy to address that,” says David Acheson, MD, founder and CEO of The Acheson Group and a former FDA associate commissioner for foods.

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News: Planning to Reduce Rat-Infested Food Warehouses

New York Senator Charles Schumer has issued a call for the FDA to increase inspections at food warehouses throughout the country, citing some 90 warnings issued by the agency in 2014 to food facilities about insanitary conditions that included, in multiple cases, dead rodents and rodent feces.

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News: Environmental Impacts of Produce Safety Rule Open for Comment

The draft EIS focuses on four key areas in the produce safety rule: definition of covered farms, water quality standards, biological soil amendments of animal origin, and actions taken with respect to domesticated and wild animals on farm lands. Only the water quality standards have been identified as potentially having a significant adverse environmental impact.

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News: Pathogens Identified in Herbs at Farmers’ Markets

Fresh and locally grown produce available at farmers’ markets comes with some health risks, according to a study that found Salmonella and E. coli in samples of basil, cilantro, and parsley purchased at 13 such markets. The finding is a reminder that federal food safety regulations that govern large-scale farm practices don't apply to produce sold by smaller farms that sell their harvest at local farmers’ markets.

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News: Feedlot Buffer Zones May Not Protect Produce from Contamination

Current buffer zone guidelines, which recommend that produce be planted at least 400 feet away from livestock feedlots in order to prevent contamination with airborne pathogens, may not be sufficient to protect produce from E. coli O157:H7, according to new research from USDA scientists at the Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center.

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News: Illegal Fishing Threatens Quality and Safety of Seafood in U.S.

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing not only threatens the sustainability of the seafood industry but also the safety and quality of seafood available to consumers. Recommendations issued in December by the Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud will, if implemented, take action on illegal fishing and make it a diplomatic priority.

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News: Mechanically Tenderized Meat Labeling Requirements Delayed

The USDA failed to meet the Dec. 31, 2014 deadline for finalizing and submitting its rule for proposed labeling of mechanically tenderized meat to White House Office of Management and Budget. What could have been implemented by 2016 will now have to wait at least until 2018.

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Features: SPECIAL FEATURE: In a Packaging Pickle?

When it comes to pickle packaging, consumers are very familiar with seeing a glass jar with a metal closure on store shelves. The reason that companies select this package format goes beyond industry standards, however. The partnership between metal and glass is an ideal vehicle to use in order to maintain the integrity of the product.

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