The recent government shutdown served to highlight the need for food producers and importers to aggressively strengthen their own systems and practices to ensure the integrity of their products.
The fate of Jensen Farms offers an important lesson for food companies. Failure of proper planning, careful contracting and ongoing oversight may have a substantial, and potentially devastating, effect on a food company’s business and the consumers it feeds.
FDA attempts to secure the border for food importers around the world: A look at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.
The use of recycled materials in food packaging applications is governed by the same principles that apply to all food packaging.
The best approach to protect your product from chemical contamination is to identify the hazards in your ingredients before they can affect your final product.
Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.
How can a food company prepare for whistleblower claims? For starters, food companies should educate their employees on the programs and processes by which the company intends to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations appears set, but not without an interesting legal battle.
The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations remains in flux.
When will the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally issue rules that form the core of the heralded Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? A Federal Court seeks to change that dynamic, ordering the FDA to promulgate final rules by June 30, 2015.
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.
As the Food Safety Modernization Act materializes, packaging operations come under a microscope. Read more about the increased focus on food packaging safety.
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.
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.
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.
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 is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
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.
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.
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.