Food Safety News released an article that listed some of the most dramatic and exciting progress in the world of food safety in the United States. This is what they came up with.
- Federal food safety agencies gain support from the U.S. Department of Justice. Which led to unprecedented criminal prosecutions of food-industry defendants in multiple states.
- Peanut butter company owners found guilty in trial for their salmonella-laced products.
- Obama prioritises the first new poultry-inspection regime.
- Food and Drug Administration’s deputy commissioner, Michael R. Taylor, moves closer to implementing the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA).
- Raw milk becomes the centre of attention with various foodborne illness outbreaks.
- Foster Farms hires consultants to work on new protocols during outbreak.
- Antibiotics use in animal agriculture is questioned after consumers develop growing concern.
- The U.S. cannot figure a way out of COOL, the country-of-origin labelling scheme, complicating international trade agreements with the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
- The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) slowly implements mechanically tenderised beef regulations and tosses Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petition on antibiotic-resistant Salmonella
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