WASHINGTON June 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration moved on Tuesday to tamp down fears among
artisanal cheesemakers that it was poised to ban the practice of
aging cheese on wooden boards.
The agency said it did not have a new policy banning wooden
shelves in cheese-making, adding there was no requirement in
recent food safety regulations requiring the agency to address
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. farmers are in an uproar over signs Japan will maintain some barriers to agricultural exports under a Pacific trade pact, which threatens to unravel a deal that is central to U.S. efforts to retain economic and security influence in the region.
Four years into Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, U.S. negotiators are fighting to balance the goal of total tariff elimination with the sensitivities of Japanese and American farmers and the needs of other trading partners.