FSIS Highlights 2023 Accomplishments in Protecting Public Health and Strengthening the Food Supply Chain

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced its key achievements in 2023 that protected public health through food safety and strengthened the food supply chain.

“USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is focused on protecting the American public, and in 2023, we continued to advance initiatives toward this goal, including by empowering small establishments in producing safe food and meeting consumer expectations on labeling claims,” said USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Emilio Esteban.

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AG Yost Announces New Training to Help Health-Care Professionals Combat Labor Trafficking


(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Rounding out National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced new training for health-care professionals that focuses on identifying and responding to potential victims of labor trafficking.

“Make no mistake, human trafficking is modern-day slavery – and my goal is that no person is bought or sold, whether it’s for sex or for labor,” AG Yost said.Read full story

Abnormal Proteins Found in the Spinal Fluid of People with ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia

Proteins could serve as biomarkers that improve diagnosis and guide the development of novel therapies.

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health detected abnormal proteins in the spinal fluid of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which could help improve diagnosis of these diseases.Read full story

Auditor of State’s Special Investigations Unit Seeking Information on Potential Wrongdoing at Eastern Gateway Community College


COLUMBUS – The Auditor of State’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is seeking information on potential fraud, waste, and abuse of public resources at Eastern Gateway Community College.

SIU recently established a dedicated email address (SIUEGCC@ohioauditor.gov) for tips from anyone who suspects wrongdoing.Read full story