The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently launched a new web-based label approval system that streamlines the agency’s review process for meat, poultry, and egg product labels. The Label Submission Approval System (LSAS) will make it possible for food manufacturers to submit label applications electronically, will flag application submission errors that could delay the approval process, and will allow users to track the progress of their submission.
The LSAS is a “secure” web-based software application that integrates and implements an electronic label application process for establishments to submit label applications and appeals. FSIS states that the benefits of the system include:
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