Food standards and labeling policy book 2017
USDA says beef hearts are now OK in ground beef | Food Safety NewsThe agency has stopped adding policy guidance to it; however, FSIS will continue to amend or remove items in the book, as necessary, to remain consistent with agency policies and regulations. The revised Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book will provide updated information for establishments to use when creating new labels and when modifying existing labels for meat and poultry products. No hard copies have been published. FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice on or before October 19, Held in Sydney November and hosted by SAI Global, this annual event for industry professionals will explore topical issues in food safety.
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FSIS To Revise Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book
The addition of heart and tongue meat to ground beef does not make it any less safe or wholesome to consume. These guidance materials are not consistent with FSIS regulations and will be revised or rescinded as necessary. Our original report follows. The policy turnaround has caught the beef industry by surprise, with disclosure of whether ground beef is made and sold with beef hearts included not required. However, the new policy is also said to be consistent with a longtime FSIS definition of ground beef that also permitted beef hearts as potential ingredients in ground beef. Senate confirmation of the secretary of agriculture designate and as many as other political appointees to take over the agency.
The Food Standards Code includes the general labelling and information requirements Chapter 1 of the Code that are relevant to all foods, and sets out which requirements apply in different situations e. The Code also includes specific labelling and information requirements that apply to certain food products only Chapter 2 of the Code. In addition to the Food Standards Code, all representations made about food are subject to fair trading laws and food laws in Australia and New Zealand which prohibit false, misleading or deceptive representations for further information see Truth in labelling, weights and measures and legibility. More information on a range of labelling topics is available below. Was this page helpful to you?