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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not have enough resources to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, said Wednesday in an appearance before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. Show More Summary
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a draft methodological approach to identifying high-risk foods under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and will seek comments and scientific data to help refine it. FDA is required...Show More Summary
The U.S Food and Drug Administration has filed its rule on sanitary transportation under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), keeping to a court-ordered deadline of Jan. 31. “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food” will...Show More Summary
Until the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not have the authority to mandate a food recall. Food recalls were done by food companies on a voluntary basis – sometimes at the suggestion of FDA, but not through mandatory action. Since gaining the power to mandate... Continue Reading
Foreign supplier verification requirements for importers under the Food Safety and Modernization Act should apply to direct suppliers, not companies that supply them, the United Fresh Produce Association said in comments on the proposed rule.
Time is running out, but it’s not too late to make your voice heard regarding proposed rules related to the Food Safety Modernization Act.
A Safe Quality Food Institute program meets or exceeds most proposed produce safety rule requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act, an analysis by The Acheson Group LLC found.
By Steph Larsen on January 6, 2014 - 1:56am Do you love your local farmers? We sure do, which is why we care about the Food Safety Modernization Act. Awhile back, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). They then handed...Show More Summary
This past year was a big one for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposing six of its seven major rules. Now, there are a number of deadlines facing the agency in 2014. Looking forward to this year, one key date to remember is Jan. 31 – the... Continue Reading
Another in a string of proposed rules implementing the Food Safety and Modernization Act was published Christmas Eve: the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed rule entitled “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration.”