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Gillibrand Supports Increased FSMA Funding

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

Revised FSMA Provisions Need More Tweaks

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

Foodborne Illness Victims Request Additional FSMA Funding

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 holiday season with fewer cheeses

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

Baylen Linnekin: The Feds 'Modernize' Food Safety Without Making Food Safer

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

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

Translations, redlined versions of rule revisions available

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.

Spent Grains From Brewing Process Get FSMA Reprieve

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

FSMA Rule Revisions a ‘Huge Win’ for the Organic Sector

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

FDA releases revised produce rule proposal

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.

FDA Releases Four Revised FSMA Rules

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

FDA gives positive FSMA outlook

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.

Taylor: Don’t Expect Extended Comment Periods on Re-Proposed FSMA Rules

Don’t expect comment period extensions for the re-proposed rules regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). That’s what Michael Taylor, the Food and Drug Administration’s deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, told attendees Wednesday at the United Fresh Produce Association Washington Conference. Show More Summary

Food safety is bipartisan

The Food Safety Modernization Act implementation is going slower than expected, and it’s starting to look like the cliche of everyone pointing the finger at someone else.

FDA asked to drop user fee requests

Reps. Sam Farr, D-Calif., and Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., have asked the Food and Drug Administration to stop asking Congress for user fees to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Trade Association Wants FDA to Change and Reissue FSMA Transport Rule

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) wants the Food and Drug Administration to make significant changes to its proposed rule for sanitary food transportation under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In addition, the association is asking that FDA reissue language for parts of the rule like it plans to do with the produce... Continue Reading

FDA vs. wooden onion crates

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

We’ve warned many times that the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 is sure to drive up food prices, make life hard for small farmers, and encourage the substitution of industrial farm methods for the traditional and local. Now the FDA is rumbling that wooden onion crates may need to give way to plastic, although […] FDA vs. Show More Summary

FDA will consider track records to target FSMA inspections

What’s on your permanent record? Food and Drug Administration officials say the agency will consider companies’ food safety histories when prioritizing inspections under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

FDA will consider track records to target FSMA inspections

What’s on your permanent record? Food and Drug Administration officials say the agency will consider companies’ food safety histories when prioritizing inspections under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Milk Producers Want Dairies Exempted From FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking that dairy farms be exempted from the intentional adulteration rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rule was the sixth proposed FSMA rule and will require domestic and foreign food facilities to address hazards that may... Continue Reading

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