Archive of December, 2021

USDA Study Shows That Beef’s Resource Use Do not Significantly Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A comprehensive study by ARS (Agricultural Research Services) on the environmental footprint of beef life cycle in the US was completed.The study concluded that cattle convert feed to food as efficiently, as pork and poultry, is not a large contributor to global warming. The goal of the study was to establish baseline measures that the U.S. beef industry can use to explore ways of reducing its environmental footprint and improve sustainability. “We found that the greenhouse gas emissions in our analysis were not all that different from what other credible studies had shown and were not a significant contributor to long-term global...
FDA issues draft guidelines to protect food products from deliberate attacks
Intentional adulteration (IA) can take several forms: acts intended to cause wide-scale public health harm (such as terrorism) focused on the food supply; acts of disgruntled employees, consumers, or competitors; and economically motivated adulteration (EMA).  The first type of act is the center of the regulation because it is intended to cause wide-scale public health harm with intent to cause significant human morbidity and mortality. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released today a revised draft guidance, “Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration: Guidance for Industry,” to support compliance with the intentional adulteration (IA) rule set forth under the...