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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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Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say

Delicious, affordable, cell- and plant-based meats that consumers trust may just solve the world’s largest climate problem, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

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NPIS plants more likely to fail FSIS Salmonella standards, advocates find

A significant number of chicken slaughter plants that are operating under the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS), which allows plants to operate with fewer government inspectors, continue to show a greater likelihood of failing the government’s performance standard for Salmonella than plants still using the traditional inspection model, advocacy group Food & Water Watch (F&WW) has found.

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FSIS officials discuss new catfish equivalency proposals for Vietnam, China, Thailand

Top officials at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discussed Tuesday (Sept. 18) three new proposed rules to list Vietnam, China, and Thailand as foreign countries eligible to export Siluriformes (catfish) fish products to the United States. 

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

Experts advise on thorny issues over lab-based meats at GFI meeting

Many thorny issues remain to be ironed out over emerging lab-grown meat products, but there is little appetite for Congress to step in and decide which agency should regulate the new products, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Experts discuss future of 'clean' and plant-based meat at Good Food conference

The labeling battle over plant-based food and emerging lab-grown meat is the wrong place for companies that make these products to be directing their energy. They should instead be focusing on “great tasting” products, said experts Thursday (Sept. 6) at the Good Food Conference.

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Experts discuss future of 'clean' and plant-based meat at GFI's inaugural conference

BERKELEY, CALIF. – The labeling battle over plant-based food and emerging lab-grown meat is the wrong place for companies that make these products to be directing their energy. They should instead be focusing on “great tasting” products, said experts Thursday (Sept. 6) at the Good Food Conference.

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