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FDA Releases New FSMA Guidance Documents Related to Preventive Controls and cGMPs
October 19, 2017
FDA Releases New FSMA Guidance Documents Related to Preventive Controls and cGMPs

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released two new guidance documents, both aimed at food facility that must adhere to the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule or the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule.

FSA Changes Advice on Eating Raw or Runny Eggs
October 17, 2017
FSA Changes Advice on Eating Raw or Runny Eggs

FSA now says that it is safe for infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of Practice.

New FDA Guide Schools Consumers on Raw Juice Safety
October 16, 2017
New FDA Guide Schools Consumers on Raw Juice Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put together a new guide to help consumers make informed choices when it comes to raw juice products.

FDA Reminds Public of Soy Nut Butter Recall
October 16, 2017
FDA Reminds Public of Soy Nut Butter Recall

FDA is reminding the public that all flavors of I. M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter--including spreads and granola products--are still under recall after learning that the soy nut butter products are being sold online via various online vendors and stores.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Food Industry Auditing Expert Patricia Wester
October 10, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Food Industry Auditing Expert Patricia Wester

This week, Food Safety Magazine's Food Safety Matters Podcast sits down with Patricia Wester to talk about how auditing within the food industry really works.

Wageningen Researches Produce Quality Control
October 9, 2017
Wageningen Researches Produce Quality Control

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has opened its new research facility for quality control in the fruit, vegetable and flower sector. The facility brings together knowledge and expertise in postharvest technology and agro-food robotics. Worldwide, the need for quality conservation is growing: Companies can keep their products fresher and reduce food waste using insights obtained at Wageningen.

Proposed Rule to Extend Nutrition Facts Label Compliance Dates
October 6, 2017
Proposed Rule to Extend Nutrition Facts Label Compliance Dates

FDA has issued a proposed rule to extend the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule from July 26, 2018, to Jan. 1, 2020, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales would receive an extra year to comply—until Jan. 1, 2021.

GAO Recommends Strengthening Efforts for Imported Seafood
October 5, 2017
GAO Recommends Strengthening Efforts for Imported Seafood

A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends actions that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) could take to strengthen their efforts to prevent unsafe drug residues in imported seafood.

Office of the Inspector General: FDA Must Boost Efficiency
September 28, 2017
Office of the Inspector General: FDA Must Boost Efficiency

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) domestic food inspections “did not always take action when it uncovered significant inspection violations-those found during inspections classified as ‘Official Action Indicated’ (OAI).

CFIA Funding to further DNA-Based Research with University of Guelph
September 27, 2017
CFIA Funding to further DNA-Based Research with University of Guelph

Continued collaboration between the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the University of Guelph will use DNA barcoding to monitor plant pests and insects that spread agents of animal disease.

FDA Agrees to Enforce Menu Labeling Rule in May 2018
September 27, 2017
FDA Agrees to Enforce Menu Labeling Rule in May 2018

A U.S. District Court judge has approved paved the way for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin enforcing regulations requiring chain restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores to include calorie counts on menus in May 2018.  

Opportunities for Food Safety in NAFTA 2.0
September 26, 2017
Opportunities for Food Safety in NAFTA 2.0

The contents of the piece represent an opportunity for these two organizations to present to their respective stakeholders on the frontlines of Canada-U.S. economic policy some new thinking on important food safety issues. Food safety is not just about consumer protection, it’s about enhancing the competitiveness of the Canada-U.S. agri-food supply chain around the world. A well-functioning food safety regime helps to increase global demand for safe and wholesome North American food products.

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Mike Taylor Former FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine
September 26, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Mike Taylor Former FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine

In this weeks episode of Food Safety Magazine's Food Safety Matters podcast, Mike Taylor discusses his tenure at FDA and USDA during times of consequential change for food safety. 

FDA Delays Water Testing Compliance
September 15, 2017
FDA Delays Water Testing Compliance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the deadline for water testing compliance by two years, which is designed to make sure the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)’s Produce Safety rule is successful at the farm level.

How Whole-Genome Sequencing Can Help Fight Foodborne Illness
September 14, 2017
How Whole-Genome Sequencing Can Help Fight Foodborne Illness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is laying the foundation for the use of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to protect consumers from foodborne illness in countries all over the world. At a joint meeting with the Codex Alimentarius Commission, FDA participated in a panel discussion on how best to share WGS globally to fight foodborne illnesses and elicit support from the world’s governments in this effort.

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Now Final
September 14, 2017
FSMA Produce Safety Rule Now Final

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the Produce Safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is now final. This rule establishes science-based standards for safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables for human consumption.

Q Laboratories opens Food Virus Lab
September 12, 2017
Q Laboratories opens Food Virus Lab

Q Laboratories has opened a state-of-the-art food virus detection laboratory at their Cincinnati, OH location.

 

Maradol Papayas Still Unsafe
September 12, 2017
Maradol Papayas Still Unsafe

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a new Salmonella outbreak linked to imported Maradol papayas from Mexico. This outbreak is one of four separate Salmonella outbreaks currently under investigation linked to  these fruit .
 

Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Food Safety Pioneer Dr. Bill Sperber
September 12, 2017
Food Safety Matters Podcast Interviews Food Safety Pioneer Dr. Bill Sperber

In this week's episode of Food Safety Matters podcast, Dr. Bill Sperber shares insights from his 50+ year career in food safety that includes developing and implementing HACCP while at Pillsbury, advancements in technology and how he came to be known as 'The Friendly Microbiologist'.

FDA Approves New Labels for Peanut-Containing Foods
September 11, 2017
FDA Approves New Labels for Peanut-Containing Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new labels for peanut-containing foods suitable for infants, noting that they may reduce the risk of developing an allergy.

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