Many are wondering how the process will work and questions remain about coordination between state and federal agencies, a shortage of inspectors and questions on whether the standards will be enough to ward off the next outbreak.
FDA's just-retired top food regulator says the stunning warning that the agency issued about romaine lettuce two days before Thanksgiving was a wake-up call for growers to tighten safety standards and facilitate the tracking of their crops from field to store.
Wading into a potentially divisive farm bill issue, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asked Congress to make it harder for states to get waivers from work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017 - Don’t substitute guidance for rulemaking, and get federal agencies to work better together, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue was told at a regulatory reform listening session held in the department’s Whitten building Monday.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 13, 2017 – FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says his agency is “taking a step back” to “reset” certain aspects of the Food Safety Modernization Act to make sure the law is sustainable in the long run and feasible for states to implement.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 - Feed mills, grain processors and other facilities involved in supplying animal feed. including corn ethanol plants, face upcoming compliance dates for regulations intended to prevent spread of toxins, pathogens and other sources of contamination.