Food safety agencies mince their meats
After years of trying to sort out who should regulate such culinary delights as the bagel dog, the Food and Drug Administration and the Agriculture Department may be coming to a resolution. On Dec. 15, the FDA and the Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service , the nation's two federal agencies with primary responsibility for food safety, will hold a public meeting on jurisdictional issues that affect the regulation of foods containing meat and poultry.
Sunset Brands completes U.S. Mills acquisition
Los Angeles-based Sunset Brands, Inc. has gobbled up U.S. Mills, Inc., a Needham, Mass.-based marketer of natural, organic and specialty ready-to-eat cereals, hot cereals, cookies and crackers.
FPMA, IAFIS agree to merge
In announcing the proposed merger to its members, FPMA noted that the aim is to provide the members of each association the strongest possible programs to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities of the new millenium.
Alford tapped as new chief of Nestlé USA
Alford is currently president and CEO of Nestlé Brands, a unit of Nestlé USA, with such brands as Nestlé Crunch, Coffee-Mate, Taster's Choice and Nesquik. He also heads the company's North American food business and foreign trade/sales divisions.