Calling it a “watershed moment in the history of food,” Uma Valeti, CEO and founder of UPSIDE Foods, praised the first-ever “no questions” letter from the Food and Drug Administration on the safety of UPSIDE's cultivated chicken fillet.
FDA's last installment of its FSMA regulations includes enhanced recordkeeping requirements for certain foods, which is supposed to enable faster identification and rapid removal of potentially contaminated food from the market and ultimately reduce foodborne illnesses and deaths.
A new U.S. Government Accountability Office report suggested the FDA commissioner should direct the agency to track the dates of the last pre- and postmarket reviews for all food contact substances in a way that allows FDA to readily identify substances that may warrant postmarket review.
In this opinion piece, Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D., with the International Fresh Produce Association discusses the present state of the foods programs at FDA and a call for the Agency to make a cultural shift.
Food safety officials at the Department of Agriculture say new steps offered Friday will reduce salmonella contamination from poultry, but the ideas have a long path ahead of them before becoming established protocols at the nation’s processing facilities.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has released all 12 spending bills for fiscal 2023 without waiting for the panel’s normal bipartisan process of debating the measures separately.
The House will debate a package of six spending bills that include funding for departments and agencies critical to agriculture, and Republicans are pushing for votes on amendments aimed at highlighting key parts of President Joe Biden’s regulatory agenda.