Now that Brexit is official, officials are racing to revise food safety regulations to shift authority from the European Union to domestic jurisdiction.
Ted Agres, an award-winning writer, covered food safety regulatory and legislative issues in the Washington Report column for FQ&S. He had more than 40 years of experience reporting on issues such as health policy, medical technology, and pharmaceutical development, and held an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. Ted passed away in April 2020.
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Under the proposal, FDA’s budget for food safety programs would increase by $33 million, but CDC food safety activities would be cut by $9 million.
New FDA regulations will modernize the agency’s approach to food safety under FSMA, including investing in technology to trace foods.
The food industry joins governments and nonprofits in a quest to reduce food waste with the motto: ‘waste not, want not.’
Many experts applauded FDA’s decision to designate a high-risk foods list, but others worry it may open the door to confusion and industry “gaming.”
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Groups petition USDA to ban organic crop certifications for hydroponically grown crops and revoke those already issued.
Uncovering new efforts to improve food quality standards and prevent future outbreaks.
Food manufacturers may start using the USDA-approved “Bioengineered” symbol on their packaged goods in February 2019.
There are at least two issues of contention over cell-based meat: regulatory oversight and package labeling and claims.