With less than 30 days notice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally set a date for face-to-face consultation with American Indian tribes and pueblos on its proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). On March 27, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor sent a letter to tribal... Continue Reading
A rule proposed under the Food Safety Modernization Act regarding animal feed would unnecessarily limit the centuries-old practice of beer brewers donating or selling their spent grain to farmers and ranchers by classifying them as feed producers, contend the Beer Institute, American Malting Barley Association, the National Milk Producers Federation, and other stakeholders.
National and regional marketing agreements and orders may give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) some options as it continues to issue and revise rules to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In comments to the FSMA proposed rule for produce safety, a number of industry associations asked FDA to take into account... Continue Reading
The deadline passed Monday for comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the preventive controls for animal food rule issued under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) submitted more than 100 pages of comments on what it describes as the most massive overhaul of animal food... Continue Reading
So long, small-and-sustainable: critics say new Food and Drug Administration regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act could render uneconomic the immemorial practice of using spent beer grains to feed livestock. Both farmers and brewers are upset. Show More Summary
Food safety policy just three years ago enjoyed both adult bipartisan leadership and a sense of urgency from the events that caused Congress to pass the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Both the urgency and the adult leadership have since evaporated for food safety. Future policy is going to be left to that barely functioning... Continue Reading
The exemption of live animals from the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) sanitary transportation rule might need a caveat. During the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s public meeting on the rule in College Park, MD, onShow More Summary
A number of changes to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation timeline were announced Wednesday. First, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to publish revised language for the proposed rule on preventive controls...Show More Summary
Warnings dismissed at time: FDA rules implementing FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) of 2011 imperil practices common to organic, small growers, “such as using house-made fertilizers and irrigating from creeks” [Los Angeles Times]...Show More Summary
A healthy progression of events is occurring in the world of food safety. There are specific issues being debated over the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter proposal. The scientific community is zeroing in on specific strains of pathogens. Show More Summary
The Food and Drug Administration wants more input on how the Food Safety Modernization Act’s proposed produce safety rule will affect the environment.
Employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson is advising food manufacturers to be prepared for new whistleblower protections under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The San Francisco, CA-based firm issued a client alert last...Show More Summary
The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to deadlines on final food safety rules mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act.
During a panel discussion for the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Food Week earlier this month, attorney Mark Mansour briefly noted that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is not held in the highest regard by foreign governments. While speaking with Food Safety News about the subject in more depth, Mansour said that he’s encountered deep... Continue Reading
By Steph Larsen on February 24, 2014 - 9:49am Several months ago, we reported that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had written rules as a result of the Food Safety Modernization Act. We also reported the rules were potentially hurtful to small, diverse, organic, or sustainable family farmers. Show More Summary
The National Chicken Council (NCC) has launched a new website, www.ChickenRoost.com, which features information on issues such as animal welfare, food safety, environmental stewardship, antibiotic use and the modern partnership between farmers and chicken companies.
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration held its first public meeting last week on its proposed rule on intentional adulteration under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). “We see this, in many ways, while being different in terms of where the hazards come from, in line with the basic principles that underlie FSMA,” said... Continue Reading
After agreeing to a settlement in a dispute about final rule deadlines for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) earlier this week, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) has filed another lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – this time over food additives. The suit is asking the Court to vacate FDA’s 1997 proposed... Continue Reading
On Wednesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted its interim final rule regarding the employee protection (whistleblower) provision of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to the Federal Register. Section...Show More Summary
The Food and Drug Administration has opened the registration for a March 20 public meeting on a proposed sanitary transportation rule, a component of the Food Safety Modernization Act.