The Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). At the meeting, “FSIS will present two sets of charges to the Committee: (1) To consider how FSIS should clarify the Agency’s positions on the custom and retail exemptions to ensure that meat, poultry, and egg products produced under the exemptions are safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged and (2) to consider actions FSIS should take to prevent and reduce illnesses associated with the handling or consumption of frozen, raw, stuffed not ready-to-eat (NRTE) poultry products, which may be breaded and par-fried and may appear ready-to-eat (RTE) to consumers.” The meeting will take place on September 27 and 28.
FSIS Announces Virtual Meeting of National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection
Congress Considers Allowing Interstate Internet Sales of Some State-Inspected Animal Products
House Bill 547 proposes to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to allow some retail and restaurant establishments to sell over the internet and ship state-inspected meat and poultry products directly to household consumers.
Panel Upholds Dismissal of Foster Farms Humane Labeling Lawsuit
A panel of California state judges has upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a proposed class action alleging Foster Farms misleads customers with its American Humane Association certification labels. The panel held that the claims were preempted under the Poultry Products Inspection Act because the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection System approved the labels.