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CDC expands use of Whole Genome Sequencing in Foodborne Illness

USA - January 12 2018 Whole genome sequencing (WGS) provides insight into the genetic fingerprint of a pathogen by sequencing the chemical building blocks that make up its…

Colorado Legislators Propose Stronger Version of COOL

USA - January 11 2018 As previously covered on this blog, mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) rules for beef products have long been the subject of controversy and…

Washington State Sued over Termination of Salmon Farming Lease

USA - January 9 2018 As previously reported on this blog last month, Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the termination of Cooke Aquaculture…

Taiwan to Strengthen Allergen Labeling for Prepackaged Foods

Taiwan - January 8 2018 On December 11, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration of Taiwan (TFDA) released an announcement intending to repeal the existing food allergen…

FSMA Update: FDA Issues Guidance on Enforcement Discretion Related to FSMA Provisions

USA - January 5 2018 Today, the FDA published guidance outlining key areas where it intends to exercise enforcement discretion in four of the rules that implement aspects…

Congress Weighs Bill to Combat Food Fraud

USA - January 4 2018 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the National Organic Program (NOP), which includes standards for “organic” food in the United…

OIG Report Finds FDA Recall Process is Slow

USA - January 3 2018 As our readership is well aware, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) equips the FDA with mandatory recall authority to remove a potentially…

Soda Tax Battles Continue into 2018

USA - January 2 2018 As our readers are aware, sweetened beverage taxes have been in the spotlight for several years now. In November 2016, voters in three California…

FSIS Releases 2017 Food Safety Data

USA - December 21 2017 Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced key 2017 data concerning its food safety…

FSMA For Cotton Ginners?

USA - November 28 2017 Are cotton farmers and ginners subject to FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? If you are a cotton ginner that is not a farm the answer is…