August 2022

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Welcome to August's Label Alert! In this month's headlines, USDA requests comment on proposed changes to its bioengineered foods list, a bill is introduced to create a new food safety department under HHS, state food safety legislation enacted in 2022, and more ...

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Now, get caught up on the latest industry news from Label Alert!

USDA Seeks Comment on Proposed Updates to List of Bioengineered Foods

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is inviting comments on plans to change the list of bioengineered foods by adding “sugarcane (Bt insect-resistant varieties)” and amending “squash (summer)” to “squash (summer, mosaic virus-resistant varieties).  

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U.S. Bill Would Shift Food Safety Oversight from FDA to HHS

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U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) have recently introduced a bill that, if passed, would create a new independent federal agency focused on food safety.... The bill, titled, “Food Safety Administration Act of 2022,” would establish a new Food Safety Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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2022 State Food Safety Enacted Legislation

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Of the 348 bills introduced in the 2021–2022 legislative sessions regarding food safety, 69 were passed into law. Almost every state legislature introduced bills related to food and food safety, and legislatures in 38 states introduced food safety legislation. California and New York enacted the most new laws.

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USDA Announces Action to Declare Salmonella an Adulterant in Breaded Stuffed Raw Chicken Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing that it will be declaring Salmonella an adulterant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products.

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Update Regarding Massachusetts' Question 3

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The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has published an FAQ document clarifying several key questions on the final regulations implementing Question 3. The rule implements farm animal housing standards for swine, calves raised for veal, and egg-laying hens, and describes the process by which farms, food processors, distributors, retail outlets, and restaurants can be compliant.

FAQ Document...

Skittles Accused in Lawsuit of Failing to Stop Using Toxin

A woman filed a lawsuit against Mars Inc. this week accusing the multinational food company of failing to discontinue its use of a chemical toxin in its popular candy Skittles.

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