Enter the National Cattlemen's Beef
Association and the highly anticipated joint agreement between the Food and Drug Administration and United States Agriculture Department over oversight of
cell-based meat technology.
The deal – released last month – calls for FDA and USDA to each do what they do best. FDA will regulate cell collection, cell banks, and differentiation.
More than a dozen potentially hazardous food products were recalled last month, federal food-safety agencies announced. Overall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced six recalls for the month of August. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meanwhile, announced at least 11 recalls for food-related products last month.
Federal food-safety agencies announced half a dozen recalls at the end of December, including recalls for chicken contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria and for chocolate-Santa candy with undeclared allergens. The recalls come only a couple weeks after a Colorado company recalled more than 90,000 pounds of poultry and meat because of rodent problems.