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.
Philippines lifts ban on U.S. beef
The Philippines is lifting a mad cow-related ban on U.S. beef, the Agriculture Department said Thursday. The Philippines had temporarily banned U.S. beef and beef products in June, after the United States confirmed a second case of mad cow disease in a Texas-born cow.
Infected cow's herd mates test negative for BSE
Twenty-nine cows tested negative for mad cow disease after they were culled from the same herd where an infected cow had been found, the Agriculture Department said July 9. Tests of 38 more cows from the herd are pending, officials said.