The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $2.48 million in grants to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) for research that aims to improve food safety and animal health in swine production.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Nutrition and Food Innovation Unit is launching a project to develop a structured database containing key information from EFSA’s novel food opinions to support risk assessment activities.
On September 1, 2023, two Texas state bills went into effect for foodservice establishments: SB 577 relates to how health inspections are conducted and regulations are enforced, and SB 812 covers food allergen awareness.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study has estimated a toxicological reference value (TRV) for oral cadmium exposure. TRVs are useful in the development of action levels for contaminants in foods like toxic heavy metals.
The UK Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) recently updated technical guidance on food allergen labeling includes changes to advice on the use of Precautionary Allergen Labeling and clarification on “vegan” versus “free-from” labeling.
The Swedish Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare have proposed, based on the findings of a preliminary study, concrete measures to improve food safety in relation to food allergens, which includes the development of a national strategy.
Following the entry of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) for a state meat inspection program in July 2022, the Oregon Department of Agriculture been allocated $9 million in state funding to support the state meat inspection program.
Following recalls of product potentially contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii and subsequent inspections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to three infant formula manufacturers for failing to adequately prevent the pathogenic adulteration of their formula products.
The UK Government has delayed the introduction of new food import controls under the Border Target Operating Model (TOM) to the end of January 2024, postponing the requirement for the inspection and certification of medium- and high-risk animal products and produce entering the country.