Mergers & Acquisitions
Eight Senators Urge EPA to Share Small Meat Processor Input on Wastewater Regulation Revisions
Nov. 20, 2023
With the December 2023 target looming for proposed revisions to the Meat and Poultry Products (MPP) Effluent Guidelines and Standards, the small processor community is voicing...
Fresh Mark to Pay $3.725 Million to Settle Overtime Compensation Lawsuit
Nov. 3, 2023
Settlement will resolve lawsuit in which the Ohio meat processor was accused of not paying employees for pre- and post-shift donning and doffing time.
Remembering the Chi-Chi’s Hepatitis A Outbreak of 2003
Nov. 2, 2023
One of the seminal events in food safety response and regulation, 650 people contracted the illness and four died.
FDA: Brominated Vegetable Oil No Longer Considered Safe for Use in Foods
Nov. 2, 2023
Agency proposes to revoke authorization for use of brominated vegetable oil, following its own analysis of research and the ban of products using the embattled ingredient in California...
Strange Bedfellows: ‘FDA Foods Coalition’ Launches to Support FDA Redesign
Oct. 26, 2023
Consumer advocates, food industry representatives, public health groups and regulators aim to push for an increased focus on prevention and improving governance at the FDA.
Candy & Confectionary
National Confectioners Responds to Consumer Reports Story on Heavy Metals in Chocolate, Cocoa Products
Oct. 26, 2023
Publication tested numerous items, from dark chocolate to milk chocolate bars, cocoa powder, cake mixes and hot chocolate mixes in its latest analysis of lead and cadmium levels...
FDA Human Foods Program Leader Shares Program’s Top Priorities
Oct. 19, 2023
Jim Jones, Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods, highlighted three key areas of focus for the Human Foods Program in a letter to the industry.
Confectioners Assn. Urges FDA To Override California’s Ban on Four Food Ingredients
Oct. 16, 2023
Now-Defunct Real Water Ordered to Pay $228.5 Million in Damages for Contaminated Bottled Water
Oct. 6, 2023
Food Safety and Regulatory: FDA Standards of Identity Update Could Impact Your Products
Sept. 29, 2023
USDA-FSIS Will Begin Exploratory Sampling Program for Antibiotics Residue in Cattle
Sept. 26, 2023
U.S. Senator Introduces Legislation Aimed at Breaking Up Meat and Poultry ‘Monopolies’
Sept. 15, 2023
Michigan State Representative Proposes Bill to Increase Penalties for Child Labor Violations
Aug. 28, 2023
169 U.S. Representatives Urge Rejection of EATS Act; Support CA Proposition 12
Aug. 23, 2023
Dept. of Commerce Proposes Tinplate Steel Tariffs only on China, Germany and the UK
Aug. 22, 2023
16 State Attorneys General Urge Congress to Pass Bill Countering California’s Prop 12
Aug. 14, 2023
Co-Founder of Prime Energy Addresses Labeling, Caffeine Content Concerns
Aug. 11, 2023
Fats, Oils, Omegas
FDA Issues Direct Final Rule on Partially Hydrogenated Oils
Aug. 10, 2023
The agency has addressed references to partially hydrogenated oils in various regulations.
Battle Simmers Over Beef Plant’s Request to Discharge Treated Wastewater into SW Missouri River
Aug. 3, 2023
State regulators are weighing whether Missouri Prime Beef Packers can discharge into the Pomme de Terre River, which has had environmental issues in the past.
Pet Food Labeling to Get a Significant Upgrade Under New AAFCO Standards
July 31, 2023
The Association of American Feed Control Officials approved changes to the labeling of pet food, treats and supplements, which will be phased in over the next six years.
FSIS Extends Comment Period for Proposal on Salmonella in NRTE Breaded, Stuffed Chicken Products
July 24, 2023
Deadline extension spurred on by associations’ request to analyze newly released study results before submitted comments.
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