Food Safety News - April 19, 2017 Enforcement of meat inspections not limited to Secretary of Ag

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Enforcement of meat inspections not limited to Secretary of Ag

By Dan Flynn

Congress was not "clear and unambiguous," but the "better reading" of federal law finds it did not intend to withhold jurisdiction from the district courts in deciding criminal violations under the Federal Meat Inspection Act. That finding by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit means the criminal convictions of William B. Aossey Jr., Jalel... Continue Reading

FDA registered food facilities continue to decline, half located outside U.S.

By Dan Flynn

The number of food facilities registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is on the decline, but may be getting to a more manageable number. As of Feb. 2, there were 149,933 food facilities registered with FDA, and 47 percent — 70,976 — are outside the United States. That represents a 28 percent decline since Jan. 1,... Continue Reading

FDA's partnership with states to keep foods safe nationwide

By U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Editor’s note: This interview was originally published by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) heralded a new era of enhanced collaboration between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its counterparts in state governments across the country. State officials were instrumental in providing comments to help FDA create regulations... Continue Reading

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