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FDA Report Offers Valuable Insights on FSMA-Driven Shift in the Food Safety Paradigm
FDA Report Offers Valuable Insights on FSMA-Driven Shift in the Food Safety Paradigm

The report to Congress on Building Capacity to Implement the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) serves as a valuable overview of how FDA intends to shift the food safety paradigm, from reacting to food safety problems after they occur to preventing contamination and foodborne illness before they happen.
 

Food Safety Focus on Packaging?
Food Safety Focus on Packaging?

As the Food Safety Modernization Act materializes, packaging operations come under a microscope. Read more about the increased focus on food packaging safety.

The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable
The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable

Making a difference with respect to foodborne illness outbreaks begins with increasing awareness and acceptance of contributing factors, and demands a commitment to following best practices in food handling and preparation.
 

Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention without Physical Examination
Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention Without Physical Examination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations and may automatically place a company on an Import Alert involving Detention without Physical Examination. Read more for how to navigate this process.

Court to FDA: FSMA Deadlines Required
Court to FDA: FSMA Deadlines Required

On April 22, 2013, the Federal Court declared that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)’s mandatory rulemaking schedule. Read more to see how this ruling affects FSMA moving ahead.

U.S. FDA’s Nutrition Facts Chart Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
U.S. FDA’s Nutrition Facts Chart Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the codification of the final rules that overhauled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) nutrition labeling requirements for food in the United States. Passage of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act gave FDA authority to require specific nutritional information be declared on most food sold in the United States.
 

FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know
FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know

FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
 

Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft
Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period for a draft Qualitative Risk Assessment for certain food facilities that include farm packing operations for fresh fruits and vegetables.
 

From Pitch Fork to Salad Fork
From Pitch Fork to Salad Fork

This article briefly summarizes the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules and highlights some potentially troublesome and burdensome provisions that members of the food industry may wish to address in comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with regard to the proposed rules.

Take Heed: Implementation of FSMA Picks up Steam
Take Heed: Implementation of FSMA Picks up Steam

With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) proposed rules out for comment, it is time for food manufacturers, processors and producers to review, analyze and assess how these rules will impact their businesses.

FDA’s Strategic Shift from Reaction to Prevention
FDA’s Strategic Shift from Reaction to Prevention

What does the Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls proposed rule mean for existing food safety programs? Read more for an glimpse into what could make it into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s final rule.
 

What Do the Proposed FSMA Rules Mean to the Food Industry?
What Do the Proposed FSMA Rules Mean to the Food Industry?

An overview of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s two proposed rules—Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food and Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption—are discussed.

How Will President Obama’s Reelection Affect the Implementation of FSMA?
How Will President Obama’s Reelection Affect the Implementation of FSMA?

Even with two proposed rules out for public comment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is behind schedule in implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). What can we expect since President Obama’s reelection in terms of food safety?

FSMA Legislative Update: September 2012

In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted its second Annual Report as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

FSMA Legislative Update: August 2012

On July 31, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the per hour FDA inspector charges it will levy against food companies in the upcoming fiscal year under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Find out what every food company needs to know.

Legislative Update: Final Rule on Collection of Facility Profiles

One such piece of legislation that has slipped under the radar provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the far-reaching ability to collect information about your company and its operations. Comments are sought from industry on the data collection effort. Read more to find out how to voice any concerns you may have before the comment period expires.

Food Safety Modernization Act Legislative Update

As the most significant food safety legislation of the last 100 years, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is designed to improve the U.S. food safety system by providing FDA with additional resources to prevent contaminated food from entering the food supply chain. This article brings you a current update regarding FSMA.

Global Partnerships in Food Safety
Global Partnerships in Food Safety

All food industries, including those involved with spices and botanical ingredients, face challenges in providing safe products to consumers.

FDA’s Responibilities Under the National Environmental Policy Act
FDA’s Responibilities Under the National Environmental Policy Act

As discussed, FDA must meet its environmental responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act for all major and final agency actions.
 

FDA Regulation of Domestic Waterborne Transportation
FDA Regulation of Domestic Waterborne Transportation

The domestic waterborne transportation industry consists of a broad range of passenger vessels that affects food safety.

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