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New Food Industry Regulations in 2022 + HelloFresh Ground Beef E. Coli Outbreak – Xtalks Life Food Podcast Ep. 77

New Food Industry Regulations in 2022 + HelloFresh Ground Beef E. Coli Outbreak – Xtalks Life Food Podcast Ep. 77

New Food Industry Regulations in 2022 + HelloFresh Ground Beef E. Coli Outbreak

Food and beverage companies across the supply chain must always be prepared for new regulatory developments in 2022 as they seek to bring new ingredients and products to market. In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney talks about four potential new food industry regulations that food and beverage companies should look out for this year, including changes to the FDA’s definition of “healthy,” labeling clarity on lab-grown meat, regulating heavy metals in baby food and cannabinoid regulations. A common theme among these regulations is that multiple federal agencies must work together to move the needle, which takes time, money and resources. The team emphasise that the FDA’s focus should include food just as much as it does drugs and that these regulations are in place to keep consumers safe.

Also, in this episode, Sydney talks about a public health alert related to concerns that the ground beef in some HelloFresh meal kits may be associated with E. Coli illness. While the FDA would normally issue a recall, no recall was issued because the products are no longer available for purchase. The public health alert comes as some federal health authorities in the country are investigating an outbreak of E. coli, with ground beef being the probable source of the illnesses. Sydney gives two other examples of ground beef-related E. Coli outbreaks and discusses the symptoms and facts about the foodborne illness. The team wonder whether companies should be blamed for not doing enough to prevent an outbreak or whether they are to be expected.

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Read the full articles here:

Top Food Industry Regulations to Watch in 2022

Federal Officials Report of HelloFresh E. Coli Outbreak

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