The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is consulting on its statement on how to conduct and describe the whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis of microorganisms added to food and feed. The document provides guidance to applicants who wish to place such products on the market.
The use of these microorganisms, such as bacteria, in food and feed requires authorization, which is based on EFSA’s risk assessment. In some areas, the use of WGS-based data is a requirement for risk assessment and therefore applicants need to use this new tool to prepare their applications. The deadline for submitting comments is February 28.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing changes to its export listing procedures for dairy and infant formula firms seeking to export their products to China.
Scientists from the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have identified a new way to detect the presence of live African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) that minimizes the need for samples from live animals and provides easier access to veterinary labs that need to diagnose the virus.
The report, prepared by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service in coordination with the Office of the Chief Economist, summarizes market conditions, fed cattle prices, boxed beef values, and the spread before and after the fire and plant closure at the Tyson Holcomb, Kan., plant, and before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The board of directors of Batory Foods, a national distributor of commodity and specialty food ingredients, has appointed Vince Pinneri to the position of president and member of the executive team, effective Aug. 31, 2020.
Nature’s Power Nutraceuticals Corp. (NP Nutra), a leader in the nutraceutical ingredients marketplace, reported that sales were up 20% year over year for the first half of 2020.