President Joe Biden plans to nominate Jose Emilio Esteban as the next undersecretary for food safety at USDA, a role that would give him oversight of the FSIS programs he currently monitors as the agency’s chief scientist.
USDA must try to address the severe labor shortage afflicting agriculture as a whole, including the meat industry, numerous commenters told USDA as it determines how to spend $500 million to increase capacity in the sector.
Can meat made with cultured animal cells be called a steak? The Food Safety and Inspection Service wants answers to that question and more than a dozen others as it tries to determine how to label cell-cultured meat and poultry products now being developed for commercialization in the U.S.
A former chair of the House Agriculture Committee is warning the committee about the potential downside of creating a permanent disaster assistance program for producers. Speaking on a panel at Minnesota’s Farmfest Wednesday, Collin Peterson said it’s important that the program not undermine crop insurance.