President Obama’s $3.99-trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, released Monday, would allot $1.6 billion to food-safety work. With all of the major Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules set to be finalized by the end of FY 2016, a lot of the focus is on Food and Drug Administration’s requests. Overall, the agency is... Continue Reading
Manhattan, Kan.-based AIB International is offering a free guide on the Food Safety Modernization Act through its Facebook page until Feb. 8.
Whether it’s irony or just fortunate timing, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), with its new package of regulations, is coming to life just as bipartisan majorities in Congress appear to be getting serious about putting a bridle on a runaway bureaucracy. On Jan. 15, 2015, Lydia Zuraw, Washington, D.C., correspondent for Food Safety News, reported that... Continue Reading
On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a competitive grant program to fund food-safety training, education and technical assistance consistent with standards being established under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Show More Summary
On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed produce safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act. The statement considers the four areas in the proposed...Show More Summary
Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner Mike Taylor provided an update on the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at the American Farm Bureau convention this week in San Diego. Taylor says his agency is...Show More Summary
The federal government could be doing more to achieve the goals of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other food-safety efforts, according to a 46-page report published Thursday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Show More Summary
Food-safety advocates were pleased to see increased funding for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS) in the $1.1-trillion spending bill President Obama signed on Tuesday. Show More Summary
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) expressed her support Thursday for additional funding for implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Gillibrand asked that they allocate an additional $50 million for fiscal year 2015 for FSMA. The request was in support of a letter released Monday by the Pew... Continue Reading
The public is generally pleased with the revised provisions of four rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but the public comments at the Food and Drug Administration’s public meeting Thursday suggest that the agency may have more tweaking to do. Certain aspects of the rules for produce safety, preventive controls for human food, preventive... Continue Reading
Victims of foodborne illness and their families are urging Congress to appropriate additional funding for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Several Congress members and plenty of food safety advocates have written...Show More Summary
A story we’ve been following about the consequences of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA). Edible Brooklyn: The holiday season fast approaches, and with it comes the busiest time of the year at Brooklyn’s cheese counters. Show More Summary
Can he federal government spend hundreds of millions of dollars on food-safety regulations without making Americans or our food much safer? Sadly, the answer appears to be yes, writes Baylen Linnekin. In late September, the Food andShow More Summary
Foreign language fact sheets and red-lined versions of revisions to the proposed produce safety rule and three other proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act are available from the Food and Drug Administration.
Brewers are pleased with the revised rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) published last week because their spent grains are now clearly exempted. The byproduct of the brewing process that remains after the mashing and lautering stages is commonly sold or given to farmers to feed to their livestock. Last spring, many brewers... Continue Reading
Organic food producers are very pleased with the Food and Drug Administration’s revised provisions for the produce safety rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). “It’s a huge win,” says Gwendolyn Wyard, regulatory director of Organic Standards and Food Safety with the Organic Trade Association (OTA). These changes are about making sure the rules... Continue Reading
Revised versions of the proposed produce safety rule and three other proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act are now available for review and public comment.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published its revised provisions to four of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on Friday morning. Certain aspects of the rules for produce safety, preventive controls for human food, preventive...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The journey of the Food Safety Modernization Act continues, but Mike Taylor, deputy commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the FDA, says they should be good for the produce industry.