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- 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.
- Legislative Update: 2012 Farm Bill
Every 5 years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation commonly known as the “Farm Bill” that sets national agricultural, nutritional, conservation and forestry policy. Read more for an update on this year’s bill.
- 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.
- USDA Proposal to Availability of Labels for Meat and Poultry Products
This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.
- HACCP: A View to the Bottom Line
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has emerged as the leading program for ensuring food safety.
- Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA
Specific FDA regulations in the bottled water area cover Good Manufacturing Practices for bottled water production and a standard of identity and quality for bottled water.
- Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?
Outbreaks of foodborne diseases from fresh and fresh-cut produce continue to occur in the United States. The variables related to the degree of microbial pathogen contamination of produce are very high.
- The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry
This is the time for the spice industry to ensure that they have nothing less than a world-class food safety system.
- What’s in This Stuff? An Update on FDA’s Policies and Enforcement Actions Concerning Novel Ingredients in Food and Dietary Supplements
The details of these guidance documents and some recent FDA enforcement actions in the ingredient space are discussed.
- Sanitary Transportation of Food: Contracts and the New Rules
The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule applies to shippers, loaders, receivers and carriers involved in transportation operations for the transportation of human and animal food.
- Rejection of Key Arguments in Support of Delaying Vermont’s GE Labeling Requirements
Does you company have a plan for how to label genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont? See how this ruling will affect how you manage food labeling in the Green Mountain state.
- Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls
An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.
- The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business
Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
- How FDA’s “Threshold of Regulation” Program Works
The Threshold of Regulation program exempts substances that contact food from being listed as food additives if they migrate into foods at levels that result in no appreciable harm.
- Concerns Related to International Risk Analysis
A key discipline for further reducing foodborne illness and strengthening food safety systems is risk analysis.
- Building an Integrated Food Safety System One Brick at a Time
Food safety stakeholders should now be able to recognize that the vision of an integrated food safety system is currently being implemented and is beginning to illustrate great promise.
- Prevalence of Campylobacter Contamination in Raw Chicken and Chicken Liver at Retail
Campylobacter has been found to be the most common bacteria causing human gastroenteritis in the world.
- A Long Row to Hoe for Safer Food
The proposed Produce Safety Rule takes an integrated and common-sense approach focusing on common actions effective in achieving safe produce.
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