The FDA and USDA said they remain committed to facilitating the efficient exporting of milk and milk products. Pic: Getty Images/Andrei Stanescu

FDA and USDA sign MOU to facilitate dairy exports

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable the agencies to support the export of US milk and milk products worldwide.

Scott Gottlieb (left) and Sonny Perdue (rght) sign agreement at the White House

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USDA and FDA sign agreement on oversight of food

By Staff Reporter

The US FDA and USDA are to look at ways to streamline regulatory responsibilities, reduce inspection inefficiencies and use government resources more efficiently.

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FDA food recall process too slow - OIG

By Joseph James Whitworth

There is room for improvement in how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handles the recall process, according to a final report.

Picture: FDA/Flickr. Salmonella growing in a petri dish. FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (2012)

Renewed push for FDA FSMA funding in budget

By Joseph James Whitworth

Public health and consumer advocates have urged the full funding of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as final decisions are made on the fiscal 2015 budget.

InstantLabs’ Hunter Real-Time PCR instrument

InstantLabs partners with FDA on catfish test

By Joseph James Whitworth

InstantLabs has partnered with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a catfish species identification test to prevent mislabelling and seafood fraud.

The FDA is welcoming input on a vital draft guidance on US food imports, but time to weigh in is running out.

Weigh in on FDA food import rules

By Jenni Spinner

Food firms only have a few more days to weigh in on a rule requires companies to give a heads up on imported edibles; an expert from SGS offers advice on the particulars and the potential impact on processing firms worldwide.

Picture: FDA. The agency aims to phase out certain antibiotic use in farm animals

FDA issues voluntary antibiotics approach

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has produced a voluntary approach which includes plans to phase out the use of some antibiotics for enhanced food production.

Proposed rule to reduce microbiological hazards in food for raw consumption

FDA targets minimum standards for produce

By Joseph James Whitworth

Minimum standards for the safety of produce to reduce microbiological hazards are being proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

A new FDA final rule requires importers to notify if a product has been barred from other countries.

FDA issues final rule on imported food

By Jenni Spinner

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule that makes the interim Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food official.

Choosing health claims

Special edition: Applying health claims

Choosing health claims

By Lorraine Heller

In the first in a series of articles on the potential and dangers of health claims, NutraIngredients-USA.com examines the different types of claims that can be used on food, beverage and dietary supplement products in the US.

HFCS and the battle for natural

Weekly comment

HFCS and the battle for natural

It is hard for food companies not to get drawn into the temptation of using attractive label claims that may be shrouded by a veil of doubt. But the real risk comes when the 'if you don't know, don't ask' question is finally answered.


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