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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a risk-ranking model for determining high-risk foods, as it requires a data-driven, comprehensive assessment tied to public health risk. How do your food products stack up?
The lawsuit that two consumer advocacy groups brought to compel deadlines for final publication of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been settled against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more about the implications of the agreement.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to submit to Congress an annual report on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s exercise of its new mandatory recall authority.
The requirements described in the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls-proposed regulation indicate that FDA will be taking longer and harder looks at what food processors are doing to ensure the safety of what they are manufacturing.
Court intervention may not be the last word on the time frame for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Why is FSMA implementation taking so long
The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.
GS1 Standards help the entire industry speak the same language to reduce confusion, errors and costs as well as improve the safety of our food supply.
Throughout its history, AFDO has been credited with establishing many similar cooperative ventures to advance food protection.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is an essential tool in the food safety arsenal and is used globally to ensure safe food worldwide.
Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.
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 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.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials provided insight on proposed rules for foreign supplier verification programs and the accreditation of third-party auditors during a Sept. 4 web seminar hosted by the United Fresh Produce Association, The Packer reported Sept. 5.
The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations appears set, but not without an interesting legal battle.
The announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month of proposed regulations intended to strengthen the oversight of foods imported for consumption in the U.S. has generated a great deal of publicity and comment in the media.
As most business owners working within heavily regulated industries can contend, keeping up with the latest rules, regulations and guidelines can be difficult. A testament to this widely held belief? The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).