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NMPF Thanks FDA for Extending Milk Labeling Comment Period

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its announcement that it will extend by 60 days, until Jan. 25, the public comment period during which the agency is seeking information on the proper names for plant-based beverages. The original deadline was Nov. 27. “It is crucial that all interested parties have adequate time …

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NCBA Efforts on Fake Meat Continue

Dan Beef, Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently took part in a two-day public meeting about fake meat. The event, hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), covered a wide range of topics for consideration, including potential production hazards, food labeling, and marketing claims. NCBA’s Danielle Beck explains where things go from …

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ASTA Statement on FDA Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan

Dan Biotechnology, Industry News Release

The following is a statement from American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) President & CEO Andrew LaVigne regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new Action Plan on biotechnology innovation: “We’re encouraged by FDA’s announcement that the agency is moving forward on a plan to provide clarity and foster future innovation around evolving plant breeding methods. “ASTA submitted detailed comments on this topic to …

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FDA Gottlieb, Abram on FDA’s New Plan to Advance Plant, Animal Biotechnology Innovation

Dan Biotechnology, Industry News Release, Research, Technology

Innovations in plant and animal biotechnology offer tremendous opportunities for advancing public health. Promising new technologies that can edit animal and plant genomes have the potential to improve human and animal health, animal well-being, food productivity and food security. New forms of biotechnology allow modification of living organisms, such as plants or animals, in order to produce a new product, …

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Cell-based Meat Summit Leading to Joint Regulatory Action

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Research

The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration is inching towards a joint regulatory approach for cell-cultured, or so-called lab-grown meats. Agri-Pulse reports Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb “drew no lines in the sand” throughout a two-day meeting on the subject. Gottlieb told reporters that FDA and USDA have worked together in the past, …

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NCC Says USDA Must Take Part in Regulation of Cell-Cultured Meat Products

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The National Chicken Council (NCC) delivered its priorities for cell-cultured meat products as part of the first joint meeting between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry. “As these new technologies are being explored, it is critical that they receive fair and …

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NMPF Mulhern on FDA Request for Comments on Dairy Food Labeling

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

“We welcome the public comment request announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that we hope will finally curtail the misleading labeling practices of plant-based foods imitating real dairy products. NMPF will provide additional perspective explaining why the agency must enforce its own labeling regulations and limit the use of standardized dairy terms to products that come from an animal. …

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on Modernizing Standards of Identity and the use of Dairy Names for Plant-Based Substitutes

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Consumers should be able to know at a quick glance what type of product they’re purchasing for themselves and their families. Implementing clear and transparent food labels and claims is an issue I’ve made a high priority. We’ve outlined these goals in a new, multi-year Nutrition Innovation Strategy released earlier this year. As part of this plan, we promised to address issues …

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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 …