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USDA, FDA announce joint effort to regulate ‘cell-cultured food products’ from meat and poultry

Kim Bousquet November 21, 2018
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On November 16, 2018, the USDA and FDA announced their intention to “jointly oversee the production of cell-cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry.” In this framework, the FDA would oversee cell collection, cell banks, cell growth and cell differentiation. The USDA would then oversee the production and labeling of the food products. READ MORE

The USDA’s bioengineered food disclosure standard: Where are we now?

Kim Bousquet November 7, 2017
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As food, beverage, and agribusinesses eagerly await the proposed rule on disclosure standard and labeling procedures for bioengineered foods — due in July 2018 — it’s worth reviewing the efforts of the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) toward determining when and how genetically engineered foods must be disclosed. READ MORE