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FSMA: The Future Is Now
FSMA: The Future Is Now

FDA is holding the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Public Meeting: Focus on Implementation Strategy for Prevention-Oriented Food Safety Standards.”

World Health Day 2015: A Global Focus on Food Safety
World Health Day 2015: A Global Focus on Food Safety

Food safety is a public health issue that affects all nations – from the most advanced to the most poor. World Health Day, observed on April 7 each year to mark the anniversary of the 1948 founding of the World Health Organization (WHO), gives us an opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made to address the need for strong food safety systems, and on the enormous challenges that lie ahead.

From the New CFSAN Director: Reflections on My First Two Months
From the New CFSAN Director: Reflections on My First Two Months

I have been the director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) for two months now. What I have enjoyed the most about this new job has been getting to know the people in CFSAN, who come from incredibly varied and interesting backgrounds. I am truly impressed by their commitment to excellence and dedication to our mission to protect and promote public health.

Making the Case for Critical FSMA Funding
Making the Case for Critical FSMA Funding

Over the past two years, my colleagues and I have written here about what FDA is doing to create the preventive, risk-based food safety system mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). We’ve taken you along on our visits to farms and food facilities to get input on the FSMA rules we have proposed. We’ve described the changes we’re making within FDA and the framework we’re building to implement those rules after they become final in late 2015 and early 2016.

Food Safety is a Matter of National Security
Food Safety is a Matter of National Security

When President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday night, he will undoubtedly talk about the pressing national security issues facing our country. 

Food Safety Together
Food Safety Together
FDA and the Global Food Safety Partnership.



From Wariness to Welcome: Engaging New England on Food Safety
From Wariness to Welcome: Engaging New England on Food Safety

Response to FSMA is changing for the better.

 


Pathogen Diagnostic Platforms and the Jam Study
Pathogen Diagnostic Platforms and the Jam Study

The explosion in the number of food safety pathogen Dx platforms is confusing the customer and hindering change.

 

Troubling Times for Food Safety Diagnostic Companies
Troubling Times for Food Safety Diagnostic Companies

Increased competition, the growing dominance of food contract testing labs and changes in product mix are turning good times to troubled ones for some food safety diagnostic companies.

The Food Contract Lab Business Approaches 50
The Food Contract Lab Business Approaches 50

This blog post, discussing the importance of food contract labs (FCLs) to the food safety testing market, looks at the evolution of the FCL market over the last 50 years.

 

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