Future of Food Safety: USDA’s deadline coming up for feedback on digital front-of-package poultry labels

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture seeks public input on the revamped front-of-package food labels — but Feb. 13, the deadline for public comment, is approaching quickly!

The Food Safety and Inspection Service is spearheading a new initiative to redesign front-of-package food labels. The primary objective of the labeling changes is to improve consumer comprehension of safety and product information — particularly focusing on raw and partially cooked meat and poultry products.

This effort by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been in motion since last year when they actively sought comments from the public. Now, as the next phase, the USDA is preparing to unveil digital designs that will undergo testing with consumers. This step aims to gauge the effectiveness and user-friendliness of these potential label changes.

Now, they are once again looking for feedback from the public on the new labels. Since the deadline is a few weeks away on Feb. 13, time is dwindling for individuals who would like to contribute and provide input.

For those interested in staying abreast of this development or participating in the process, a wealth of information is available on regulations.gov. This online platform serves as a resource hub where you can learn more about the proposed changes and offer your insights. The USDA is actively encouraging public participation to ensure a comprehensive and inclusive approach to refining food labels.

If you have thoughts or suggestions to contribute — time is of the essence. The comment period is open until February 13, providing a window for individuals to share their perspectives on how these front-of-package labels can be optimized to better serve consumers.

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