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Food Safety News Wed 9/16/2020


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FTC’s move could help make ‘Made in the USA’ label meaningful again
By Dan Flynn on Sep 16, 2020 12:05 am A 60-day comment period for the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” label ended Monday with 838 submissions that favor a crack-down on unqualified U.S-origins claims on product labels. And the No. 1 maker of those unqualified claims was named in many of the comments — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “My name is... Continue Reading

Food safety part of the FAO’s COVID-19 response efforts
By Joe Whitworth on Sep 16, 2020 12:03 am Food safety standards and trade is one of seven areas in the Food and Agriculture Organization’s COVID-19 response and recovery program. The United Nations’ agency is calling for $1.2 billion in initial investment to support efforts. The food safety part has a budget of $50 million and a timeframe until 2024. Trade measures have been... Continue Reading

USDA assistance will be available to storm victims after Sally passes
By U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sep 16, 2020 12:01 am contributed The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Sally that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices stand ready and are eager to help. In a continuing effort to... Continue Reading

FDA flexes FSMA permanent injunction muscles for the first time
By Coral Beach on Sep 15, 2020 03:03 pm More than two years after sending a warning letter to the firm — and more than nine years after gaining the power to do so — the FDA has today, for the first time, issued a consent decree of permanent injunction against a firm and grower for violating public safety standards under the Produce Safety... Continue Reading

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