FDA extends its deadline for Nutrition Facts compliance by 18 months

USA - The Food and Drug Administration will extend the compliance date for the updated Nutrition Facts panel by 18 months, according to a final rule published in the Federal Register. Manufacturers with at least US$10 million in annual sales will need to have the new label by 2020, and smaller manufacturers will need to…

New York raw milk cheese company ordered to stop manufacture and sales

NEW YORK - A New York raw milk cheese company whose products were linked to a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono), has been ordered by a federal court not to manufacture its ready-to-eat aged soft, semi-soft and hard cheeses until it complies with food safety regulations. The U.S. District Court for the Northern…

JM Smucker recalls dog food, potentially contaminated with Euthanasia Drug

USA - JM Smucker, manufacturer and marketer of branded food and beverage products across the coffee, consumer foods and pet food retail chain has voluntarily recalled dog food, said to be potentially contaminated with Euthanasia, a drug used as a seductive euthanizer or anaesthetic for animals. The voluntary recall includes specific shipments of Gravy Train, Kibbles…

USDA, FDA announces formal agreement to improve food safety

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) have announced a formal agreement aimed at making the oversight of food more efficient and effective by bolstering coordination between the two agencies. According to the two agencies, this formal agreement outlines efforts to increase inter-agency collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness on…