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3 Unique Challenges for Recall During the Government Shutdown

By Stericycle Expert Solutions Tags: risky food, USDA,

Last week we outlined how the federal government shutdown was going to affect federally funded food-safety programs. In the days following the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service

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The Ongoing Debate Over HIMP & Potential Changes

By Stericycle Expert Solutions Tags: USDA, usda inspection,

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point-based Inspection Model Project, also known as HIMP, is the USDA’s attempt at a shift toward increased efficiency at poultry processing plants. Since 1997, five hog processing plants have been a part of the HIMP program, and

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Top U.S. Trade Partners Looking for More from USDA COOL Rules

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed changes to the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rules that further define which meat products must list where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered. In an earlier blog post, we reviewed the details of the USDA’s proposed modifications aimed at bringing the COOL rules into compliance with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade Treaty. The U.S.

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