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FDA Provides Temporary Flexibility Regarding the Egg Safety Rule During COVID-19 Pandemic While Still Ensuring the Safety of Eggs
April 7, 2020
FDA Provides Temporary Flexibility Regarding the Egg Safety Rule During COVID-19 Pandemic While Still Ensuring the Safety of Eggs

This policy is intended to remain in effect only for the duration of the public health emergency.

 

FDA to Temporarily Conduct Remote Importer Inspections under FSVP Due to COVID-19
April 6, 2020
FDA to Temporarily Conduct Remote Importer Inspections under FSVP Due to COVID-19

The FDA will immediately begin conducting a limited number of remote inspections, prioritizing the inspections of FSVP importers of food from foreign suppliers whose onsite food facility or farm inspections have been postponed due to COVID-19.

2020 Food Contamination and Traceability Summit Postponed
April 3, 2020
2020 Food Contamination and Traceability Summit Postponed

The event will be held off until around April or May 2021.

United Fresh 2020 Going Virtual
April 1, 2020
United Fresh 2020 Going Virtual

Coming this June, United Fresh will launch a new virtual platform—United Fresh LIVE!

PMA, FDA, and USDA to Host Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19
March 31, 2020
PMA, FDA, and USDA to Host Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19

PMA expects to share updates, discuss challenges in real-time, share learnings and opportunities, and explore where efforts should be focused while looking toward the future.

 

Resource: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
March 31, 2020
Resource: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Here is OSHA’s guidance regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

IFT20 to Transition to Virtual Experience
March 31, 2020
IFT20 to Transition to Virtual Experience

IFT announces that its 2020 event will be virtual due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

Resource: Food Standards Agency
March 30, 2020
Resource: Food Standards Agency

Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety from FSA.

Resource: United Fresh
March 30, 2020
Resource: United Fresh

Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety from United Fresh.

Dr. Mindy Brashears Confirmed as U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety
March 26, 2020
Dr. Mindy Brashears Confirmed as U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

It's been 14 months since her nomination was first sent to the Senate and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Non-Organic Raisins are the Dirtiest Produce Commodity, Says 2020 “Dirty Dozen” Data
March 26, 2020
Non-Organic Raisins are the Dirtiest Produce Commodity, Says 2020 “Dirty Dozen” Data

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has once again released their annual list of the “dirtiest” and “cleanest” fruits and vegetables available to U.S. consumers.

USDA FSIS Allows Temporary Labeling Flexibilities for Foodservice Products Going to Retail
March 26, 2020
USDA FSIS Allows Temporary Labeling Flexibilities for Foodservice Products Going to Retail

These situations apply to product that has already been produced. Product currently being produced is expected to meet all requirements.

Resource: Food Processing Suppliers Association
March 25, 2020
Resource: Food Processing Suppliers Association

Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety from FPSA.

Pew Charitable Trusts Releases Guide for Conducting a Food Safety Root Cause Analysis
March 25, 2020
Pew Charitable Trusts Releases Guide for Conducting a Food Safety Root Cause Analysis

Pew's guide includes approaches for investigating contamination incidents and preventing recurrence.

 

Former USDA FSIS Leader Launches New Private Sector Agriculture Consulting Firm
March 25, 2020
Former USDA FSIS Leader Launches New Private Sector Agriculture Consulting Firm

Carmen Rottenberg recently departed USDA FSIS after 13 years of service.

Resource: Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
March 24, 2020
Resource: Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety from PMMI.

Resource: Consumer Brands Association
March 24, 2020
Resource: Consumer Brands Association

Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety from CBA.

Resource: Purdue University
March 24, 2020
Resource: Purdue University

Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture.

Resource: University of California - Davis
March 24, 2020
Resource: University of California - Davis

Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety from UC Davis’s College of Food Science and Technology.

Resource: Food Marketing Institute
March 24, 2020
Resource: Food Marketing Institute

Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety from the Food Marketing Institute.

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