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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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Latest From Ingrid Mezo
New draft guidelines from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on the control of pathogen growth in heat-treated, ready-to-eat (RTE) and not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) meat and poultry products include overly restrictive new cooling requirements, Tyson Foods, Inc. and others told the agency this week.
Cereal giant Kellogg is not off the hook for a lawsuit alleging the company made misleading health claims about its cereal and breakfast bars despite high sugar content. U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Judge Lucy Koh granted in part and denied in part Kellogg’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit in a 64-page ruling filed on Aug. 10.
Thirty-nine advocacy groups urged Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Wednesday (Aug. 16) to oppose any increase in line speeds in poultry plants, arguing the current line speed already exposes the nation’s 250,000 poultry workers to serious risk of injury, and that a faster line speed would also increase food safety risks.