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  • USDA Announces Important Safety Measures for Poultry

    From 2013 to 2015, three major outbreaks of foodborne illness were linked to poultry products contaminated with Salmonella. The second—tied to Foster Farms, the sixth-largest chicken producer in the United States—called into question the approach taken by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that is responsible for... Read More

  • Food Safety Developments to Watch in 2016

    In 2016, the United States will move significantly closer to a modern, prevention-based food safety system that will reduce foodborne diseases. For the past five years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been implementing the landmark reforms that Congress enacted in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This year, FDA staff will continue to finalize regulations and build the... Read More

  • Congress Approves Historic Increase in Food Safety Funding

    In a victory for American consumers, the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress on Dec. 15 included an additional $104.5 million for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to continue implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Read More

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