Tag Archives: MOU

USDA, EPA, and FDA Aim to Reduce Food Waste Through New Partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance

As previously covered on this blog, food waste is a major issue in the United States. Government estimates indicate that Americans waste between 30 and 40 percent of the overall food supply on an annual basis. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), consumers are responsible for nearly 90 billion pounds of food waste … Continue Reading

USDA and FDA Provide Additional Details on Joint Regulation of Cell-Cultured Meat

As we previously reported, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a November 16, 2018 joint press release, announced an agreement on joint regulation of cell-cultured meat.  Though the framework was not released at the time, the press release indicated that … Continue Reading

FDA Signs MOU with China Establishing Registration Process for U.S. Food Manufacturers Exporting Goods to China

As background, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) supervises and regulates the production of food-related products, such as food packaging materials, containers and food processing tools throughout China. AQSIQ also oversees the safety and quality of food imports and exports and collects and analyzes information on the safety of food imports … Continue Reading

MOUr FDA-AAFCO Collaboration

FDA and AAFCO extend MOU regarding animal food ingredient definitions. Since 2007, FDA and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) have worked together under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to review and sanction the use of various animal food ingredients.  Currently, animal food ingredients may be marketed on the basis of a formal … Continue Reading

Share and Share Alike

FDA and EPA to share data on pesticides and toxic substances. FDA and EPA share regulatory authority over substances that are used in food (including animal food and feed), animal drugs, and cosmetics.  For example, the manufacturer of an antimicrobial food wash must demonstrate to FDA that the use of this substance is safe and … Continue Reading

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