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On June 10, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which administers the Shell Egg Surveillance Program (a mandatory inspection program for shell egs), published a proposed rule that would streamline the importation of table eggs, hatching eggs, and inedible liquid eggs.
Thousands of school districts in the country—including the DC school system—outsource food services for their school meal programs.
On June 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its Draft Guidance for Voluntary Qualified Food Importer Program (the Draft Guidance).
Just in time for the spring produce season, on April 9, FDA issued a proposed rule to amend its regulation on registration of food facilities.
On March 6, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) in Opinion No. 15-77 shook up the alcoholic beverage industry in Pennsylvania by opining that beer distributors may sell 12-pack cases of beers.
Confirming what coffee and tea connoisseurs have long known, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in January declared that 400mg of caffeine per day is not a safety concern.
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Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California agreed with a group of foie gras producers that California’s ban on the product’s sale was preempted by federal law, and the court overturned the ban that has been in place since July 1, 2012.
On New Year’s Eve, the USDA’s (Department’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released its final rule requiring meat and poultry processors to include added solutions in their product labeling.
As our readers are aware, many states have introduced legislation that would mandate genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling requirements.