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Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative November 2017 Meetings
October 12, 2017 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Food and Drug Administration) The U.S Food and Drug Administration is announcing public meetings to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Francisco, California, regarding its Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative. Congress appropriated …

Canadian Ag Company Scores Landmark Food Security Deal with Uruguay
May 24, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Canadian Newswire/Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.)  Today, Canadian based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. signed a new partnership with the country of Uruguay introducing a new, renewable, low carbon cash-crop for farmers.
The deal gives the Quebec-based company the opportunity …

Helping Trump Help Bioenergy
May 17, 2017 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by Douglas L. Faulkner (Cleantech Conservative/Biofuels Digest)  … The Trump Administration’s two recent Executive Orders on “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” and especially, “Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America” (March 28 & April 25, …

RFA Trains 200th Ethanol Industry Employee on FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Requirements
March 24, 2017 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Kelsey Quargnenti (Renewable Fuels Association)  This month the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) hit a major milestone with its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training program on Preventive Controls for Animal Food. During the latest course, …

National Academies Report Finds Future Biotechnology Products May Overwhelm Agencies
March 14, 2017 – 10:50 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On March 9, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) published a report entitled Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology, prepared by the Committee on Future Biotechnology Products …

Heard on the Floor: Disruptive Technology, Feedstocks under the Microscope at ABLC 2017’s Opening Day
March 2, 2017 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy  (Biofuels Digest)  … While there were big questions, there were big answers, beginning with a panel on The Sustainable Agriculture Imperative. John Pieper from Dupont Industrial Biosciences shared their latest work with …

White House Announces Release of Final Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology
January 9, 2017 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On January 4, 2017, the White House announced the release of the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology.  The 2017 Update provides a comprehensive summary of the …

5 Signs Your Current Good Manufacturing Processes Are Ready for the Food Safety Modernization Act
July 18, 2016 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Phil Cleary (Christianson & Associates/Biofuels Digest)  The Food Safety Modernization Act covers the operation of a facility that manufactures, processes, packs, or holds animal food for sale in the United States.
Renewable fuels facilities producing feed …

New, Evolving Coproducts Require Regulatory Due Diligence
April 15, 2016 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Kurt A. Rosentrator (Distillers Grains Technology Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Altered, novel products may require new AAFCO definitions, GRAS affirmations.  —  … During the past two years, we have reviewed and commented on two key rulings in …

What Biodiesel Producers Should Know about Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
January 28, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  If your glycerin or free fatty acids may find their way into the food or feed supply, you must comply with the daunting Food Safety Modernization Act  —  … Moreover, if …

Diverse Parties Say Federal Biotech Rules Confusing
December 2, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Pat Rizzuto (BNA)  The federal approach to regulating bioengineered products is a confusing labyrinth, according to companies, trade associations, advocacy groups and scientists.
Companies must follow a maze to identify which agencies may have jurisdiction …

Biotechnology: OSTP Seeks Comment on Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology
October 7, 2015 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell, PC)  On October 6, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit relevant data and information, including case studies that may …

WEBINAR: FSMA’s Impact on the Ethanol Industry — October 6, 2015
September 11, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:   FSMA’s Impact on the Ethanol Industry — October 6, 2015

Ethanol Producer Magazine has scheduled a webinar for 2 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, Oct. 6, to address FSMA’s impact on the ethanol industry. Speakers will include David Fairfield, vice president, National Grain & Feed Association; Kelly …

FSMA WEBINAR Series: Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food Final Rules — September 15, 16 and 17, 2015
September 11, 2015 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
FSMA WEBINAR Series: Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food Final Rules — September 15, 16 and 17, 2015

FDA will be hosting three webinars soon after the release of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rules on Preventive Controls. These rules will set new safety requirements for facilities that manufacture, process, pack or …

FDA Releases Details of FSMA Rule, Extends Compliance Deadlines
September 11, 2015 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Meeting a court directed deadline, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration submitted the final rule for the Food Safety Modernization Act for publication at the end of August, releasing …

Feeding Cattle with Post Lipid Extracted Microalgae
August 5, 2015 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Jacquelyn Prestegaard (Algae Industry Magazine)  Livestock scientists see microalgae’s potential as a sustainable, high-energy feedstuff as well as a protein supplement. Among those scientists are Dr. Megan Van Emon, Assistant Professor at Montana State University, …

Biotechnology: White House Directs EPA, FDA, and USDA to Update the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology
July 6, 2015 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.)  With little fanfare or advanced notice to the general public, on July 2, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), …

What Food Safety Act Means for Ethanol Plants
June 18, 2015 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011 and this summer the rulemaking for the new act might finally be complete. Because it includes safety of animal food …

Wanted: Antibiotic-Free Chicken
June 2, 2015 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Consumer-driven changes peck their way up the food chain to distillers grains producers. …  The move to minimize or eliminate nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in meat production is …

RFA Comments on FDA Animal Food Supplemental Rulemaking
December 22, 2014 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association has submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration last on its supplemental rulemaking proposal outlining best practices for the regulation of animal food under the Food Safety …

New Food Safety Rules Mean Big Changes
November 20, 2014 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Anderson (Faegre Baker Daniels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Although several new requirements in the FSMA may impact ethanol plants, writes Andrew Anderson of Faegre Baker Daniels, the preventative control rule is likely the one that …

DDG Manufacturers Seek Better Understanding of FSMA Compliance
August 8, 2014 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A popular breakout session at the 2014 American Coalition for Ethanol conference discussed the potential impacts the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act may have on plant …

Are We There Yet? The Positioning and Repositioning of the Algae Industry
June 30, 2014 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Today, we look at algae’s promise in 2008 and progress now. Has the industry repositioned?

Then, it was Aurora Biofuels — now it’s Aurora Algae. Them, it was Solix Biofuels, now …

FDA Responds to Crafter Brewers’ Concerns on FSMA
May 12, 2014 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … In mid-April, Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) wrote to the FDA commissioner, urging the agency exempt raw agricultural commodities, distillers grains and other byproducts.  In the letter, Johanns wrote, …

Missouri University Researchers Make Soybeans Healthier
November 21, 2013 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Angela Pearson (KBIA)  On November 7, the Food and Drug Administration made a preliminary decision. That decision stated trans fats as unsafe in food. Trans fats are found in most processed foods.
A team at the …

Camelina on the Move: Global Clean Energy Holdings Acquires Sustainable Oils
March 15, 2013 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, Global Clean Energy Holdings announced that it has acquired Sustainable Oils, a leader in Camelina genetics and production. The acquisition includes 100% ownership interest of Sustainable Oils and the …

Antibiotic Residues in DDGS Pose Little Risk
May 30, 2012 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(Pork Network)  With recent increased attention by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the use of antibiotics in livestock production, industry experts are turning their attention to potential non-farm sources of antibiotic residues. Could distillers’ dried …

FDA Has No Jurisdiction Here—Or Does It?
March 14, 2012 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Brew and Steve Toeniskoetter (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Faegre Baker Daniels)  Pop quiz time—which federal agencies regulate your plant? Did your answer include the Food and Drug Administration? If your plant produces distillers grains, corn …

Mascoma Gets Favorable FDA Review of Yeast Ethanol Product
February 24, 2012 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Lori Valigra (Mass High Tech)  Renewable fuels company Mascoma Corp. of Lebanon, N.H., said Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has completed its scientific review of the company’s MGT yeast product and …

FEW: ‘Feed is Food’ Cautions Panel
July 5, 2011 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Food Safety Modernization Act is changing how ethanol producers do business, and it’s shifting focus on just being fuel producers that incidentally make a feed coproduct, to being …

A.I.M. Interview: USDA’s Dr. Rick Barrows
March 28, 2011 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)    …Fishmeal is a major source of protein and oil in the fish diet, and is also used heavily in pet foods, as well as for swine and poultry …