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Regulations & Legislation

The steps from outbreak to investigation to recall

July 4, 2014
Regrettably, summertime can include a foodborne illness outbreak (and a well-publicized recall) involving meat or poultry.
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Is it time to reconsider global regulations for food-grade lubricants?

June 16, 2014
Since 1998, food-grade lubricants haven’t been regulated by any government body
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Are you prepared for an FSIS compliance visit?

June 7, 2014
Last month, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reissued seven directives relating to FSIS surveillance, investigation and enforcement activities
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Industry disappoints on CDC’s 2013 foodborne illness report

May 2, 2014
On April 17, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its annual report: Incidence and Trends of Infections with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food
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Pathogen subtyping: methods and uses

March 31, 2014
Recently, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a white paper titled: “Current and Future Development and Use of Molecular Subtyping by USDA-FSIS.”
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FSIS revised Lm directive

March 4, 2014
On Jan. 10, 2014, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released its updated Directive 10,240.4, Rev. 3, entitled: “Verification Activities for the Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) Regulation and the Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Sampling Program.”
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Senate passes $1 trillion Farm Bill

February 5, 2014
Bill includes cuts to food stamp program, leaves COOL unaltered.
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Guide to FSIS sampling for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli

February 1, 2014
With the FSIS’ expanded sampling program for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli on bench trim, a prudent establishment should review its procedures as well as FSIS’ for any STEC testing.
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Farm Bill compromise reached; meat industry groups vow to “actively oppose” it

January 28, 2014
The bill did not resolve the issues of GIPSA funding and making country-of-origin labeling compliant to the World Trade Organization to the industry's favor.
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Spending bill bans horse slaughter in U.S.

January 20, 2014
A provision in the bill bans the funding of USDA inspections at horse slaughter plants.
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