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Ingrid Mezo

Washington, D.C.

Ingrid Mezo is a specialist news analyst working for IEG Policy’s US Food Policy channel. She covers food policy and regulation for meat, poultry and catfish; food additives and the 'generally recognized as safe' (GRAS) process; and other food-related issues.

Ingrid joined Food Chemical News as a freelancer in 2014, and joined as a staff member in August 2015. She previously covered the medical device industry over a five-year period, having started her journalism career working for a weekly community newspaper.

Separately, Ingrid worked as a veterinary technician for 20 years, primarily in emergency and critical care for dogs and cats.

She is a 2005 graduate of American University, with a dual major in literature and in communications, with a print journalism focus. Prior to that, she studied zoology at the University of Maryland.

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Stakeholders urge NOSB to pay close attention to farm bill, other organic changes

Ahead of an Oct. 24 meeting of the National Organics Standards Board (NOSB), stakeholders weighed in on several hot topics, including strengthening USDA’s oversight of foods carrying the organic label.

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Blockchain technology could solve food supply chain problems

Blockchain technology could help solve many of the global food supply chain problems, speakers said recently at the Food Forward meeting, hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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Blockchain technology could solve many global food supply chain problems, speakers say

Blockchain technology could help solve many of the global food supply chain problems, speakers said recently at the Food Forward meeting, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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Five more US chicken plants cleared to run their lines faster

A consumer safety advocate is once again raising concerns over a new initiative to allow more chicken plants to run their lines at faster speeds after USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection (FSIS) recently added five additional plants to the Salmonella Initiative Program (SIP), which means these plants will also be eligible to receive line speed waivers.

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JUST’s Josh Tetrick says cultured meat companies will go abroad absent swift decision on regulation in U.S.

Just ahead of a joint meeting between USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and FDA, Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of JUST, a San Francisco-based food company that produces plant-based foods and is also developing cell-based meat, is urging Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to work with FDA to agree soon on how the emerging products will be regulated.

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Five more chicken plants can now run their lines faster, raising food safety advocate’s hackles

A consumer safety advocate is once again raising concerns over a new initiative to allow more chicken plants to run their lines at faster speeds after USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection (FSIS) recently added five additional plants to the Salmonella Initiative Program (SIP), which means these plants will also be eligible to receive line speed waivers.

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