FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety
The agency’s vision is based on three fundamental tenets: It must be people-led; it should be FSMA-based; and solutions should be technology-enabled.
Jeffrey T. Barach
Apr 15th, 2020
FDA introduces new tool to track FSMA implementation
Morgan Smith, New Products Editor
Oct 1st, 2019
Legacy food company modernizes its food safety management system
Aug 2nd, 2019
FDA releases report on inspection, environmental sampling of ice cream production facilities for harmful bacteria
Apr 24th, 2019
Pest management company reduces disruptions in production due to product infestation
Apr 2nd, 2019
FDA publishes second installment of intentional adulteration draft guidance
Food facilities covered by the rule will be required to develop and implement a food defense plan that identifies vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies for those vulnerabilities.
Mar 5th, 2019
FDA issues draft guidance to help produce farmers, fresh-cut produce processors meet FSMA requirements
Both draft guidance documents will be open for public comment for 180 days.
Oct 19th, 2018
WCMA, CDR and AFW form Dairy Food Safety Alliance
Will work to help ensure food safety throughout the supply chain
Aug 21st, 2018
New laws mean new labels and new liabilities
The Nutrition Facts Label and the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard will require manufacturers to overhaul the product labeling process.
Jul 9th, 2018
FDA issues first installment of Intentional Adulteration rule guidance
Other installments to be released within the next six months.
Jun 21st, 2018
Forward-thinking approach to legislation can be cost-saving measure
Companies who make minimum effort to meet packaging legislation deadlines could end up paying more in the long term.
May 25th, 2018
FDA expands its Data Dashboard to include FSMA
Three of the FSMA rules contain supply-chain requirements: the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs rule, the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, and Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule.
May 16th, 2018
Craft brewers cultivate the taste while keeping products safe
Craft brewers are implementing food safety and quality programs that not only comply with stringent federal regulations but also improve their systems.
Feb 9th, 2018
Rising up to meet FSMA documentation challenges
Misinterpreting food regulations is a potential problem that could impact every food and beverage processor. The tools to help meet compliance are available, but staff with true food safety expertise remains essential.
Feb 9th, 2018
IDFA recommends areas for regulatory reform for dairy product manufacturing
The association cites regulations that are overly burdensome, outdated and barriers to innovation.
Feb 6th, 2018
FDA, USDA agree to bolster collaboration
The formal agreement outlines efforts to increase interagency collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness on produce safety and biotechnology activities, while providing clarity to manufacturers.
Jan 31st, 2018
FDA issues guidance documents to help importers and food producers meet FSMA requirements
Two of the documents will help industry meet the requirements of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) regulation.
Jan 29th, 2018
Training is critical for the success of FSMA
FSMA Collaborative Training Forum launches new web page.
Jan 8th, 2018
FDA announces enforcement discretion policy for certain FSMA regulations
The agency is exercising enforcement discretion to allow time to consider changes or other approaches to address concerns regarding the application of these provisions.
Jan 4th, 2018
Protecting the food supply from intentional adulteration
Senior FDA advisors discuss examples of vulnerabilities and facility compliance.
Dec 7th, 2017
FDA releases Small Entity Compliance Guide for FSMA sanitary transportation of human and animal food final rule
Small businesses have until April 6, 2018, to comply with the rule.
Nov 22nd, 2017
Regulatory challenges a burden on mid-size and small CPGs
New report from PMMI Business Intelligence says government regulations often hamper innovation and operating efficiency for food and beverage processors.
Nov 3rd, 2017
FDA launches web page dedicated to key FSMA compliance dates
The web pages for the two preventive controls rules – which had the first major compliance dates – have also been updated.
Oct 23rd, 2017
FDA releases guidances on animal food CGMPs and the FSMA ‘solely engaged’ exemptions
The guidance documents are intended for facilities that may be subject to the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule or the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule.
Oct 19th, 2017
FDA releases Compliance Guide for small businesses under FSMA Produce Safety Rule
Small Entity Compliance Guides can help farmers determine whether they are eligible for a qualified exemption.
Sep 5th, 2017
FDA releases sixth chapter of draft guidance for the PC-human food rule
This chapter, entitled “Draft Guidance for Industry: Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food,” helps food facilities comply with the preventive controls for human food rule, mandated by FSMA.
Aug 30th, 2017
FDA releases Compliance Guide for small businesses under FSMA intentional adulteration rule
The compliance date for small businesses under the Intentional Adulteration Rule is July 27, 2020.
Aug 24th, 2017