The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a guide for farmers to keep in line with regulations imposed by the Food Safety Modernization Act.
The Food and Drug Administration is awarding $30.9 million to support 43 states to help growers become compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act. The Food and Drug Administration is awarding $30.9 million to support 43 states to help growers become compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Forty-three states and territories are getting a total of $30.9 million from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help the federal agency implement the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. “Congress envisioned the states and FDA working together as an integrated food safety system when it passed FSMA,” said Barbara P. Glenn, CEO... Continue Reading
A new report recommends that growers be allowed to use agricultural water testing methods other than the one prescribed by the Food Safety Modernization Act. A new report recommends that growers be allowed to use agricultural water testing methods other than the one prescribed by the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Customers of Salinas, Calif.-based SmartWash Solutions recently went through a comprehensive training to ensure they were current on how to use the companies products, with a focus on Food Safety Modernization Act mandates. Customers...Show More Summary
Editor’s note: This interview was originally published by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) heralded a new era of enhanced collaboration between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its counterparts in state governments across the country. Show More Summary
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published three waivers to the now final Sanitary Transportation rule mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The waivers are for businesses whose transportation operations are subject to separate State-Federal controls. Show More Summary
President Trump may have proposed a “skinny budget” for most domestic spending, including food and agricultural program for the next fiscal year, but nobody is taking it seriously. Congress always reacts to presidential budgets with the same three words: “Dead on Arrival.” For more serious guide posts, it’s always better to look at what the serious... Continue Reading
Water testing standards that are a key part of the produce safety requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are undergoing a quiet review that could extend the compliance date for the Produce Safety Rule beyond January 2018. Produce industry leaders learned in mid-February during a meeting with U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials... Continue Reading
Food safety appropriations for last year are like the high water marks for the next fiscal year budget and congressional appropriators are now being urged not to back off just as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) just as it is being implemented. A couple dozen major food companies and trade associations Wednesday dropped a... Continue Reading
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a Food Safety Modernization Act hazard analysis training seminar, Feb. 2-3, 2017, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta.
President-elect Donald Trump appears ready to drag the nation back to the days before the Food Safety Modernization Act by rolling back or eliminating many of the nation’s food safety laws.
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One of the biggest enforcement tools the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the power to withdraw a food facility’s registration. That’s what the agency did to shut down an organic peanut butter plant in New Mexico in 2012 to help bring a 20-state Salmonella Brendeney... Continue Reading
It will be easier for affected businesses to comply with import safety programs mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) if more and better information from the government is more quickly shared and limitations faced by small and mid-sized firms are taken into account. Those were some of the many sentiments expressed at three... Continue Reading
Hand sanitizer is a constant presence in modern life, from your purse to your office desk to the automatic dispensers in airports and classrooms. Now the Food and Drug Administration says it’s looking for data on the safety and efficacy of these products. Read more...
State agriculture officials will not be inspecting Oregon farms for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act anytime soon under a resolution unanimously approved last week by the Oregon State Board of Agriculture. The resolution,...Show More Summary
Enough went into the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to make the food industry queasy, but the new law’s limited reliance on third party auditors is still enough to make consumer advocates feel about the same way—at least for a while. The FSMA’s final rule on Accredited Third-Party Certification means the private auditors that the... Continue Reading
The FDA’s failure to act to protect the public from deadly bacteria in shellfish not only means the agency is in violation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, but it means at least 15 people will likely die unnecessarily every year, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Continue Reading
Of the seven rules the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the one regarding Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) is particularly ambitious. It attempts a number of things never done before with respect to the U.S. food safety system. As FDA describes it, FSVP requires importers... Continue Reading