New certification service for egg-containing products available

Two U.S. regulatory agencies have unveiled a new export certification program for food products containing egg.

The new program, established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will help companies certify exports, which often is required by companies outside the U.S. and foreign governments. These certifications help […]

Japan to allow more imports of U.S. beef

Japan is set to loosen restrictions imposed on the import of U.S. beef after a case of mad cow disease was discovered in the U.S. in 2006.

Beginning Feb. 1, Japan will allow the import of beef and beef products derived from cattle younger than 30 months old, according to Food Safety News.

Currently, beef […]

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Key to E. coli-free spinach may be an ultrasonic spa treatment – NPR’s The Salt

Even spinach needs a spa day.

FDA expands irradiation uses for meat and poultry […]

Report: Japan to lessen restrictions on U.S. beef

Japan is slated to reduce import restrictions on U.S. beef next year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

Once Japan’s health ministry receives approval from Japan’s Food Safety Commission, the ministry will increase the age limit on U.S. beef from 20 months to 30 months and younger, according to the article.

The limits originally were imposed to […]