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Joan Murphy

Washington, D.C.

Joan Murphy is the senior editor in charge of IEG Policy’s US Food Policy channel, where she provides comprehensive reporting on US food regulatory issues.

For more than two decades, she has written for Food Chemical News, covering legislation on Capitol Hill that impacts the food industry and food safety and labeling regulations as they develop in government agencies.

Before joining Informa, she served as a reporter for a public health association newspaper where she wrote on a wide variety of health issues. Before that, she reported on environmental policy issues for Washington, D.C.-based newsletters.

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Marler petitions FSIS to declare Salmonella an adulterant in meat and poultry

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Starting Feb. 1, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans to widen its antibiotic resistance monitoring of catfish samples to include E. coli and Enterococcus.

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Consumer advisory lifted for romaine after FDA declares outbreaks over

FDA lifted the consumer advisory on Salinas-grown romaine lettuce and announced all three E. coli outbreaks were over Wednesday (Jan. 15), but a consumer advocate questioned whether the probe once again will leave too few clues to help industry prevent future cases of foodborne illness.

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Two groups sue USDA alleging swine rule will harm consumers

USDA’s swine inspection rule is once again the subject of a lawsuit, and this time two groups are calling on the court to throw out the rule on the grounds that turning over federal inspection duties to slaughter plant employees and speeding processing lines will endanger consumer health.

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FDA denies petitions to add IMO to dietary fiber list

FDA has rejected two petitions to add isomaltooligosaccharide (IMO) to the list of dietary fibers on food labels after not being convinced by the science pointing to improved laxation and blood cholesterol levels.

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Two consumer groups sue USDA alleging swine rule will harm consumers

USDA’s swine inspection rule is once again the subject of a lawsuit, and this time two groups are calling on the court to throw out the rule on the grounds that turning over federal inspection duties to slaughter plant employees and speeding processing lines will endanger consumer health.

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