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Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up
Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up

Some of the evolving key provisions in the Produce Safety Rule are discussed, along with the ongoing public discussion between FDA and members of the food industry.

Food Labeling Liability: Continuing to Grow
Food Labeling Liability: Continuing to Grow

Can your company navigate the minefield of food labeling regulations? It’s time to brush up on these requirements to mitigate your liability. Read the article to learn more.

 

The FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program: What U.S. Importers Need to Know
The FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program: What U.S. Importers Need to Know

While importers wait for the final version of the Food Safety Verification Program, they should take steps now to prepare. Read more to find out if you all the steps in place for a smooth transition.

 

World-Class Food Safety in Foodservice
World-Class Food Safety in Foodservice

What exactly makes a foodservice company best-in-class or world-class in food safety?

 

Lab Outsourcing: What You Need to Know
Lab Outsourcing:  What You Need to Know

Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.

Last Opportunity for Public Comment on FSMA Regulations
Last Opportunity for Public Comment on FSMA Regulations

Four supplemental rules that pertain to Preventative Controls for Human Food, Preventative Controls for Animal Food, Produce Safety and Foreign Supplier Verification remain open for public comment until December 15, 2014. Don’t miss your chance to add your 2 cents!

It’s Time to Take Stock of Your Food Company’s FDA Registration
It’s Time to Take Stock of Your Food Company’s FDA Registration

Registration allows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to respond quickly and efficiently to food-safety related issues and incidents. Is your company in compliance?

Reduction in the Number of Food Facilities with Valid U.S. FDA Registrations
Reduction in the Number of Food Facilities with Valid U.S. FDA Registrations

Why are there fewer food facilities with valid U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registrations than expected? What could this trend mean to the food industry?

Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze
Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze

Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.

FDA’s Right to Take Photographs in Your Facility: Or Not
FDA’s Right to Take Photographs in Your Facility: Or Not

How do confidentiality agreements affect representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who show up for a routine inspection or investigation? Read more for what you need to know.

FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods
FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods

What precisely should be reported in order to make the Reportable Food Registry effective in protecting consumers? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants your input. To that end, it has extended until August 18, 2014, the period for submitting comments on the proposed rulemaking.

A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring
A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring

Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.

Leveraging FDA’s cGMPs and HACCP Regulations to Protect Your Company
Leveraging FDA’s cGMPs and HACCP Regulations to Protect Your Company

Proactive compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) regulations may minimize your exposure to contamination outbreaks and recalls, government investigations and lawsuits.

Who Is “Qualified” to Implement FSMA?
Who Is “Qualified” to Implement FSMA?

At present, it is unclear who at a food company is a “qualified individual” for purposes of implementing the new requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

The Regulation of Antimicrobials in Food Packaging
The Regulation of Antimicrobials in Food Packaging

Historically, FDA exercised jurisdiction over the safety of antimicrobials used in or on food, except those used on raw agricultural commodities.

Liability for Imported Foods & the Foreign Supplier Verification Program
Liability for Imported Foods & the Foreign Supplier Verification Program

As approximately 15 percent of all food in the United States is reportedly imported, it is no surprise that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has focused on foreign supplier verification. How do these regulations impact you?

FDA Pegs Food Industry With Primary Responsibility For Implementing And Monitoring FSMA Reforms
FDA Pegs Food Industry With Primary Responsibility For Implementing And Monitoring FSMA Reforms

By placing primary responsibility for food safety on the industry itself, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to dedicate its resources to providing technical expertise, setting and fostering compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and modifying protocols as needed.

By-Products in Animal Food: Not Getting a Free Pass
By-Products in Animal Food: Not Getting a Free Pass

Breweries and distilleries have long sold spent grains, a by-product of the brewing process, as an ingredient for animal feed. How will they fare under the Food Safety Modernization Act?

Vermont’s New Genetic Engineering Labeling Law: Hold the Celebration
Vermont’s New Genetic Engineering Labeling Law: Hold the Celebration

Advocates of genetic engineering disclosure are enthusiastically but perhaps prematurely celebrating Vermont’s anticipated enactment of the nation’s first operative labeling disclosure requirement for foods that are themselves, or by ingredient, the product of a genome modified by human intervention. Find out why this legislation may never be implemented.

View from the Specialty Tea Industry: Extending the Food Safety Net
View from the Specialty Tea Industry: Extending the Food Safety Net

Importers will become the front line for food safety if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates verification of compliance with U.S. food safety laws by foreign suppliers.

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