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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Announces New Food Safety and Inspection Service Leadership

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Announces New Food Safety and Inspection Service Leadership| site |



    (February 25, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: (Washington, D.C, February 25, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of Paul Kiecker to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Mr. Kiecker will be assuming the role following the departure of Administrator Carmen Rottenberg, who is departing federal service after a career spanning two decades. “Ensuring the safety of America’s food supply is USDA’s most important responsibility, and one that Carmen carried out with dedication and vision. I know she will continue her passion for food safety in the private sector,” said Secretary Perdue. “Carmen is a true public servant and ushered in an era of modernization at the Food Safety and ...
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalizes Enforcement Policy on unauthorized Flavored Cartridge-based E-cigarettes that Appeal to Children, including Fruit and Mint

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalizes Enforcement Policy on unauthorized Flavored Cartridge-based E-cigarettes that Appeal to Children, including Fruit and Mint| site |



    Companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes (other than tobacco or menthol) within 30 days risk FDA enforcement actions


    (January 2, 2020) - - Today (January 2, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    Amid the epidemic levels of youth use of e-cigarettes and the popularity of certain products among children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a policy prioritizing enforcement against certain unauthorized flavored e-cigarette products that appeal to kids, including fruit and mint flavors. Under this policy, companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes
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  • FDA says California-based Food Manufacturer Agrees to Stop Production after Repeated Food Safety Violations

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration says California-based Food Manufacturer Agrees to Stop Production after Repeated Food Safety Violations | site |



    (November 26, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that recently Golden Gate Soy Products, a California-based food manufacturer, has agreed to discontinue selling food products until the company complies with federal regulations and other requirements. This action follows several inspections conducted by the FDA, which found Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) in the company’s food preparation area and that the company was holding food for distribution in insanitary conditions. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley for the Northern District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction on Nov. 22, 2019, between the U.S. and Golden Gate Soy Products Inc., and the company
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  • Statement from USDA Secretary Perdue and FDA Commissioner Gottlieb on the Regulation of Cell-cultured Food Products from Cell Lines of Livestock and Poultry

    Statement from USDA Secretary Perdue and FDA Commissioner Gottlieb on the Regulation of Cell-cultured Food Products from Cell Lines of Livestock and Poultry



    (November 16, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following "Statement from USDA Secretary Perdue and FDA Commissioner Gottlieb on the regulation of cell-cultured food products from cell lines of livestock and poultry": Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a public meeting to discuss the use of livestock and poultry cell lines to develop cell-cultured food products. At this meeting, stakeholders shared valuable perspectives on the regulation needed to both foster these innovative food products and maintain the highest standards of public health. The public comment period will be extended and will remain open through December 26, 2018. Afte...
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  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigation Update on Cyclosporiasis

    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigation Update: Cyclosporiasis





    (June 19, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following statement:

    CDC investigation announcement of a multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis linked to Del Monte Fresh Produce Vegetable Trays, U.S. 2018 can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclos...018/index.html

    Key points:
    • CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and state and local public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections associated with consumption of pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip.
    • Cyclospora cayetanensis is a single-celled parasite that causes an intestinal infection called cyclosporiasis. People can become infected by consuming
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  • FDA New Guidance to Help Manufacturers Implement Protections Against Potential Attacks on the U.S. Food Supply

    Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on New Guidance to Help Manufacturers Implement Protections Against Potential Attacks on the U.S. Food Supply




    (June 19, 2018) - - Today, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., issued the following Statement: In the U.S., we enjoy one of the safest food supplies in the world. The FDA takes its responsibility to protect the U.S. food supply very seriously. And while we work diligently to prevent accidental contaminations, it’s also our duty to take measures to protect our food from those who seek to deliberately do us harm. The likelihood of an incident at a particular facility is low, but the intentional adulteration of the U.S. food supply represents a very serious threat – one that could have devastating public health consequences. That’s why the FDA is taking important steps toward preventing...
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  • Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Public Health Benefits from Enactment of Menu Labeling

    Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Public Health Benefits from Enactment of Menu Labeling





    (May 7, 2018) - - Statement from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Public Health Benefits from Enactment of Menu Labeling: Science tells us that improvements in diet and nutrition offer one of our greatest opportunities to have a profound and generational impact on human health, reducing the burden of chronic disease, from diabetes to cancer to heart disease. We know that many Americans both want and use nutritional information on food package labels to make decisions about what to eat to help improve their health. But consumers can’t always access similar information at their favorite restaurant chains. Or there is little consistency in the information that they receive. Yet more Americans are eating meals away ...
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  • Secretary Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Selection for USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Selection for USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety



    Washington, DC - - (May 4, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of Dr. Mindy Brashears to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Food Safety. After the announcement, Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: “Food safety is at the core of USDA’s mission, because it directly affects the health and well-being of millions of Americans every day. President Trump has made an excellent choice in Dr. Mindy Brashears, and I am excited to have her join the team. Dr. Brashears has spent decades finding ways to improve food safety standards through innovation, invention, and leadership on research missions across the globe. I look forward to her bringing that wealth of expertis...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard






    Washington, DC - - (May 3, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today invited public comment on the proposed rule to establish the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard mandated by Congress in 2016. The standard will provide a uniform way to offer meaningful disclosure for consumers who want more information about their food and avoid a patchwork system of state or private labels that could be confusing for consumers and would likely drive up food costs. “This rulemaking presents several possible ways to determine what foods will be covered by the final rule and what the disclosure will include and look like,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “We are looking for public input on a number of these key decisions before a final rul...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tainted Brazilian Meat - - - None Has Entered U.S. - - - 100 Percent Re-Inspection Instituted

    U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tainted Brazilian Meat: None Has Entered U.S., 100 Percent Re-Inspection Instituted




    Washington, DC - - (March 22, 2017) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced additional steps to keep the food supply safe for American families in light of the recent investigations of Brazil’s meat industry. While none of the slaughter or processing facilities implicated in the Brazilian scandal have shipped meat products to the United States, FSIS immediately instituted additional pathogen testing of all shipments of raw beef and ready-to-eat products from Brazil upon hearing reports of the Brazilian investigation. FSIS has also increased its examination of all these products at ports-of-entry across the country. The agency will indefinitely maintain its 100% re-inspection and pathogen testing of all lots of FSIS-regulated products imported from Brazil. "Keeping food
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