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Memphis Meats, NAMI Want Joint Regulation of Cell-Based Meat

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) joined up with Memphis Meats, a San Francisco-based company that’s developing cell-based meat to send a letter to the Trump Administration. The Hagstrom Report says they’re asking that the Food and Drug Administration and the Ag Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service share regulatory responsibilities for cell-based meat. The letter says in the case …

fda

FDA Extends FSMA Compliance

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week it would extend its deadlines and inspection time frames for when certain-sized facilities should come into compliance with some Food Safety Modernization Act. The move, applauded by the American Feed Industry Association, gives the FDA more time to release the final FSMA guidance documents and train its inspectors. AFIA says the …

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FDA to Consider Organic Labeling Claims

Dan Industry News Release, Organic

The Food and Drug Administration will apparently investigate labeling claims of organic products. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb took to Twitter this week, responding to a critical Wall Street Journal editorial, which a former FDA official argued under the headline “The Organic Industry is Lying to You,” that the agency has been lax in allowing the use of non-GMO and pesticide-free …

senate

Senate Approves Roberts’ Efforts to Improve Access to New Drugs for Animals

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts applauded Senate approval of legislation to speed access to new animal drugs for veterinarians. The provision by Roberts was approved earlier this week that would allow access to new animal drugs through conditional approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Roberts’ provision on conditional approval was included in the Animal Drug and Animal Generic …

retail

Plant-Based Foods Retail Sector Growing

Dan Corn, Dairy, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Soybeans

Retail sales of plant-based foods jumped 20 percent over the past year. The Plant-Based Foods Association says new data shows sales of plant-based foods topped $3.3 billion, with milk alternatives generating $1.5 billion of total plant-based sales. Other dairy alternatives, such as plant-based products imitating yogurt, cheeses and ice cream, accounted for $727 million in sales, up 19.8 percent from …

retail

FDA To Crackdown on Non-dairy Products Labeling

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told a Washington, D.C. event Tuesday the FDA will crack down on the use of the term “milk” for non-dairy products. As reported by Politico, Gottlieb told the Politico Pro Summit the agency will soon issue a guidance document outlining changes to its so-called standards of identity policies for marketing milk, a perceived …

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NMPF Encouraged by FDA Commissioner’s Desire to Enforce Dairy Labeling Regulations

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told an audience at a Politico Pro Summit on Tuesday in Washington that his agency will soon begin enforcing regulations that define milk as an animal product, not a plant-based food – an indication that the National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) requests for action by the agency are being heard. After acknowledging that …

north carolina

U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field as FDA Makes Regulatory Land Grab

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Already bearing the brunt of global trade retaliation against American agriculture, U.S. pork producers now face additional headwinds in the form of a regulatory land grab by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assert its proper oversight of two emerging issues critical to the future of …

ncba

FDA to Hold Fake Meat Public Meeting

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment on fake meat, or foods produced using animal cell culture technology. The FDA will hold a public meeting next month to gather comments. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the organization will participate in the public meeting, and will advocate for Department of Agriculture oversight of lab-grown fake meat products. NCBA …

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USDA, FDA Announce Formal Agreement to Bolster Coordination and Collaboration

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. announced at the White House a formal agreement aimed at making the oversight of food more efficient and effective by bolstering coordination between the two agencies. The formal agreement outlines efforts to increase interagency collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness on produce safety and biotechnology activities, while providing clarity to manufacturers. …