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- 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
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.
- A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to the New FTC Green Labeling Guidelines
While the food safety community strives to bring packaging under Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points safety models, both packaging and food producers must now also consider the impact of the “Green Guides “recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
- 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 is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
- Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging
Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.
- 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.
- Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization
Globalization of the food supply brings incredible growth opportunities, but the accompanying challenges cannot be ignored. Traceability throughout a complex supply chain has resulted in much greater risk exposure and potential liability for food manufacturers.
- 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
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
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.
- The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management
Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.
- ISO 22000: And the Beat Goes On
ISO 22000 is a nonprescriptive standard that provides both opportunities and challenges to organizations that desire to implement the requirements.
- Food Safety Management: Hazard- or Risk-Based?
The main goal of food safety must be to target our food safety efforts toward the prevention of actual harm.
- 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?
- 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.
- Food Contamination Claims: What You Need to Know
Recent lawsuits involving disputes over food contamination losses demonstrate that executives at food companies should do more to protect themselves against such risks. Find out what you need to know to protect your brand.
- Performing a Quality Audit on Your Supplier’s Pest Management Program
To prevent your food processing facility from shortfalls in outsourced pest management, it is essential to perform quality audits of the services provided.
- Have You Properly Registered Your Food Facility for FSMA?
It is imperative that your company determine immediately whether it falls within the registration requirement. The current registration period remains open only until December 31, 2012.
- The Future of Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods
California's Proposition 37 is up for vote this November, and stakeholders throughout America are holding their breaths. Proposition 37 requires raw and processed foods sold in California to disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients on their labeling-a requirement that the Federal Government does not currently impose.
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