USDA launches web-based label approval system

The label approval process for meat, poultry and eggs could get much quicker thanks to the launch of a new, web-based system today.

The Label Submission Approval System will allow food manufacturers to submit label applications to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) online. The system will automatically flag errors in the application and alert the person who submitted it, which will help eliminate delays due to errors. Manufacturers also will be able to track the progress of their application.

FSIS reviews product labels to ensure their truthfulness. The new system will help speed up the process while also cutting costs, according to a statement from FSIS.

“This new system will expedite and simplify the review process for meat, poultry and egg product labels,” said Undersecretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth Hagen in the statement. “Reducing the review times for labels will enhance the agency’s ability to ensure that accurate information is applied to product labels and reaches consumers quickly.”

For more information about LSAS and to access the system, click here.

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