The Food Safety Modernization Act is going to put many small farmers out of business. Baylen Linnekin writes: America's farmers are on the alert this week as key provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) begin to take effect. Show More Summary
The National Chicken Council says a faster line speed would increase efficiency and modernize systems. Food safety advocates are calling the move a victory for both workers and consumers.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced its continued effort to modernize inspection systems through science-based approaches to food safety. USDA is proposing to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to...Show More Summary
In the seven years since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law, the question has always been the same. How is the Food and Drug Administration going to do down on the farm? FDA last week gave itself “enforcement discretion” for some of those complex FSMA rules involving farms. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said... Continue Reading
As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration issued on May 27, 2016, a final rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities, with some exceptions, to address hazards that may be introduced with the intention to cause wide-scale harm to public health. These food facilities are required to... Continue Reading
The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011. The act granted the FDA a number of new powers and enforcement abilities, including mandatory recall authority and the ability to levy fines against offenders. The law was prompted after many reported incidents of foodborne illnesses during the first decade of this century that... Continue Reading
Before the Food Safety Modernization Act, no protection from retaliation existed for privately employed food and agriculture workers who took action because of concerns about food safety. Section 402 is the FSMA’s answer to that problem. Show More Summary
Food and Drug Administration domestic food inspections are “on track” for now, but not for the tighter timeframes called for in the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). So finds the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which has oversight responsibilities for FDA. In a 35-page... Continue Reading
As part of the preventive refocus that is the cornerstone of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Food and Drug Administration has launched an online training tool to help trucking companies meet the requirements of the new Sanitary Transportation Rule. Show More Summary
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.