USDA to host fruits and vegetables Codex meeting

Those interested in commenting on fresh fruit and vegetable agenda items slated for submission to an international food standards body soon will have the opportunity to do so.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has slated a public meeting from 1 to 3 p.m., January 30 at the USDA headquarters […]

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Russia-U.S. in talks over trade resumption – The Pig Site

The two nations are slated to participate in a conference call today in an effort to resolve the […]

EU displeased with Codex Alimentarius ractopamine ruling

The Council of the European Union has voiced concerns regarding a ruling earlier this year that set a maximum residue limit for a veterinary drug used to increase growth in some livestock and poultry, while keeping the animals lean.

The Council took aim at the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which creates international food standards and guidelines, […]

Codex Alimentarius Commission sets new maximum residue limit on ractopamine

A veterinary drug used to increase growth in cattle, swine and turkeys while keeping them lean is subject to a new standard, following a narrow vote by a United Nations regulatory group.

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, which creates international food standards and guidelines, voted 69-67 to set a maximum residue limit (MRL) for the beta […]