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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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Lab-grown meat firms say FDA should regulate their products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the right agency to assess the safety and quality of lab-grown meat, say several representatives from the emerging industry, despite a push from many in the traditionally raised meat and poultry industry for USDA to regulate these products when they become commercially available.

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Meat industry, consumers raise red flags over FDA regulation of lab-grown meats

The US meat industry and consumer groups are raising red flags over the potential for the FDA to regulate lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood products.

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Lab meat companies say FDA should regulate their products

FDA is the right agency to assess the safety and quality of lab-grown meat, say several representatives from the emerging lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood industry, despite a push from many in the traditionally raised meat and poultry industry for USDA to regulate these products when they become commercially available.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Meat industry, consumers raise red flags over FDA regulation of lab grown meat

The US meat industry and consumer groups are raising red flags over the potential for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate lab-grown meat, and say FDA and USDA should work together with all stakeholders before any decisions are made about which agency gets oversight over the emerging products.

United States Cattle & Beef

Meat industry, consumers raise red flags over FDA regulation of lab-grown meats

The meat industry and consumer groups are raising red flags over the potential for FDA to regulate lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood products, and say FDA and USDA should work together with all stakeholders before any decisions are made about which agency gets oversight over the emerging products.

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GMA gripes over FDA’s added sugars guidance, wants changes and timeline

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) says FDA’s draft guidance on added sugars has raised more questions than it answers, insisting the agency should amend it and set a date to finalize the document.  

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