USDA modernizes swine slaughter inspection for the first time in more than 50 years
The final rule has new requirements for microbial testing that apply to all swine slaughterhouses to demonstrate that they are controlling for pathogens throughout the slaughter system.
Joyce Joyce Fassl
Sep 17th, 2019
Transparency vital to the food supply chain
Mar 27th, 2019
FDA and FSIS to regulate cell-cultured food products
Mar 11th, 2019
FDA publishes second installment of intentional adulteration draft guidance
Mar 5th, 2019
New USDA Standard requires food manufacturers to ensure bioengineered foods are appropriately disclosed
Dec 20th, 2018
FDA issues uniform compliance date, technical amendments on nutrition and supplement facts labeling rules
January 1, 2022, will be the uniform compliance date for final food labeling regulations that are issued in calendar years 2019 and 2020.
Dec 19th, 2018
FDA issues draft guidance to help produce farmers, fresh-cut produce processors meet FSMA requirements
Both draft guidance documents will be open for public comment for 180 days.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
Get recognized for sustainability in food and beverage processing
ProFood World will honor food and beverage manufacturers who display exceptional improved performance through sustainability. Nominations are open; awards will be conferred in Chicago, June 9-10.
Nov 26th, 2019
Regulations in the snack food industry
Food safety and product tracking are clearly the main drivers toward stricter, more complex regulations, according to PMMI Business Intelligence.
Jul 25th, 2018
On “bioengineered” disclosure specs, USDA proposes some, asks about others
Many food labels will soon contain information about the food’s GMO or “bioengineered” contents thanks to new federal regulations.
Eric F. Greenberg
Jul 23rd, 2018
Dietary fiber update leads to first Nutrition Facts label overhaul in more than 20 years
FDA’s compliance date for the updated Nutrition Facts label is Jan. 1, 2020 for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales; Jan. 1, 2021 for smaller manufacturers.
Jul 9th, 2018
Is your plant expansion, renovation or upgrade an award winner?
This June in Chicago, ProFood World will announce three Manufacturing Innovation Awards during ProFood Live. Innovative plant projects or major line expansions qualify for consideration; entries now being accepted.
Nov 26th, 2019
Canadian Food Inspection Agency and SFCR
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations to go into effect next year.
Jun 24th, 2018
New guide helps small food facilities register with FDA
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) added new registration provisions to the FD&C Act.
May 25th, 2018
FDA extends Nutrition Facts label compliance dates
The approximately 18-month extension will provide sufficient time to transition to the new version of the Nutrition Facts label.
May 3rd, 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 gives co-manufacturers more time to implement certain supply-chain requirements
Based on input from the food industry, FDA has determined that the industry needs more time to establish new contracts that will allow brand owners and co-manufacturers to share certain information, such as audits of suppliers.
Nov 3rd, 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 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
NGO actions may have real consequences
It might be basic physics: Push in on one side, and something sticks out on the other.
Eric F. Greenberg
Jul 7th, 2017
FDA update on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule
A chart on fda.gov, titled 'Am I Subject to FSVP?', will help you determine if your firm is subject to the rule.
May 12th, 2017
Hygienic equipment design is essential for low-moisture food manufacturing
PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network’s “One Voice for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods” helps OEMs and CPGs reach consensus of design criteria for low-moisture food manufacturing.
Apr 24th, 2017
ProFood Tech show opens April 4 at McCormick Place
More than 400 exhibitors, a robust educational program and numerous networking events highlight the inaugural ProFood Tech show.
Mar 27th, 2017
Food safety crises control, FSMA and more at ProFood Tech’s Learning Hub
Free, 30-minute seminars throughout the day will feature presentations by food safety and regulatory experts.
Feb 23rd, 2017
How food industry associations can work with FDA on food guidance documents
The agency can provide technical advice, look out for potential conflicts with federal regulations, and share its experience and insights.
Jan 31st, 2017
FDA to hold public hearing on partnerships to enhance safety of imported foods
The public hearing will provide an opportunity for FDA to receive input from stakeholders as it develops, expands and refines partnership activities related to imported foods.
Jan 14th, 2017
FDA answers questions on compliance dates for nutrition initiatives
Better coordination, sodium reduction and menu labeling issues are among the concerns of the food industry.
Oct 7th, 2016