• Sesame Added as a Major Food Allergen

    Published on June 8, 2021
    Congress has added sesame to the definition of "major food allergen," making it subject to the plain language labeling disclosure requirements for major food allergens and the major allergen preventative controls requirements.

  • Understanding GRAS for the Pet Food Industry

    Published on May 20, 2021
    The FDA recently made several rulings concerning the additives that pet food manufacturing companies can and cannot include in their products. Haskell discusses the concept of "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) in relation to animal food.

  • Unintended Drug Residues of Approved Veterinary Products in Human Food

    Published on April 16, 2021
    Veterinary drug carryover or contamination in animal feed, meat, milk, cheese, fish and eggs has known negative health effects, and potentially impacts global trade. Risk assessment and management are essential to eliminate these contaminant causes.

  • Neal Fortin on "Speaking Science" Podcast

    Published on December 11, 2020
    Neal Fortin, Director of MSU’s Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, sat down with Rachel Morris, Ph.D. MLT(ASCP) and Alyssa Preiser, Ph.D. to discuss nutritional supplements on their "Speaking Science” podcast.

  • CRISPR and Our Food Supply: What’s Next in Feeding the World?

    Published on October 13, 2020
    CRISPR technology produces new plant varieties that are indistinguishable from those developed through traditional breeding methods. Scott Haskell discusses how to create a regulatory environment that is more supportive of CRISPR development.