On September 2, 2014, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a notice (Notice 43-14) to enforcement staff announcing that beginning on September 29, 2014, samples of raw ground beef products collected in consumer-ready packaging (with a label bearing a nutrition facts panel) for testing for Shiga toxin-producing E. Coli  and Salmonella may also be sampled for nutrient content to verify compliance with nutrition labeling requirements for single-ingredient and ground or chopped meat and poultry products.  Retailers and operators of federal establishments should be prepared for inspectors to discuss these procedures with personnel in retail stores and establishments in upcoming weeks while conducting sampling.

Please see this Lieberman PLLC regulatory alert for more information.  Please contact Erik Lieberman at erl1@liebermanpllc.com or 202.830.0300 if you have any questions.