Effective Dec. 18, 2014, professional truck drivers will no longer have to comply with a burdensome daily paperwork requirement associated with completing daily vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) when no defects were found.
There are 81 accredited “certifying agents,” or groups that stamp food as organic in the U.S., but of the 37 that had a complete review this year, 23 were cited for failing to correctly enforce certification requirements on farms in audits.
The recalled products include apple slices, apple slices with dip, apples with cheese, snack packs, pineapple medley, apples with grapes and cheese, apples with yogurt, gourmet fruit bowl, apples/carrots/cheese with dip and harvest blend.
The recipe's caramel cups ingredient was replaced with peanut butter cups due to a supply error and was sold in all Safeway, Carrs, Genuardi's, Pak 'N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons stores throughout the United States.
The new rules are part of the federal government’s effort to fight obesity and will apply nationwide and preempt existing state laws covering the same types of foods and establishments, unless identical to the federal rules.
New Zealand has signed an arrangement with Indonesia around food safety while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have stressed the benefits of partnerships.
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Physicians and consumer groups point out that recommendation to simply "eat more fish" is oversimplified and unlikely to achieve the intended benefits because methyl mercury and omega-3 concentrations vary widely between fish species.
Under the Food Safety Modernization Act, all domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or store food, food ingredients, pet foods or dietary supplements are required to renew their registration with the FDA every other year.