USDA FSIS expands hours of its Meat and Poultry Hotline and Ask Karen chat services

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today (April 3, 2017) announced that it is increasing the delivery of safe food handling and preparation information by expanding the hours of its Meat and Poultry Hotline and Ask Karen chat services.  As detailed in the Agency’s […]

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USDA issues updated information on food product labeling and new guidance aimed at reducing food waste

Encourages Industry to use “Best if Used By” on Product Labels WASHINGTON, 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today ( Dec. 14, 2016) issued updated information on food product labeling, including new guidance aimed at reducing food waste through encouraging food manufacturers and […]

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USDA FSIS offers tips for a food safe Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for […]

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USDA’s FSIS: all makers of raw ground beef products required to keep adequate records of the source material

WASHINGTON, 2015-12-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a new measure that will improve the agency’s ability to determine the source of foodborne illnesses linked to ground beef, stopping foodborne illness outbreaks sooner when they occur.  Based on lessons learned from previous […]

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