In an effort to reduce errors on food labels, the Food Safety and Inspection Service's Food Labeling Division (FLD) said all label-approval applications will be seen by two FLD reviewers instead of one.
For decades the beef industry has complained that USDA regulations give poultry a competitive edge, since current regulations allow poultry to take in as much as 8% water during the chilling process without any mention of additional water on the label.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has published a proposed rule that would require the ingredient labeling of natural or collagen casings used in sausages, hot dogs and other meat products when they are derived from a species that is different from that of the encased product.
Computer peripheral maker/distributor Bay Networks doubles throughput at its Sunnyvale, CA, distribution center with an automated print-and-apply labeling system and networked computer software systems.
A trio of latest-generation blow/fill/seal machines for aseptic respiratory care products are the first in the U.S. Dey Laboratories receives one-third higher production, better sterility and labor-saving CIP/SIP.