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Businesses adjusting to first full year of FSMA Compliance

While we acclimate ourselves to the ever changing food safety environment, businesses are adjusting to the first full year of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance.

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NIFA makes food safety project funding available

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $4.8m in funding available for food safety projects.

FDA culls huge number of foreign food facility registrations

In its latest cleanup of its food facility registration database, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has culled an eye-opening 28% of existing registrations. The biggest drops happened in overseas...

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US and Australia recognise food safety systems as comparable

Australia and the US have signed a bilateral food safety recognition agreement after five years of work.

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BioFront Technologies named as US agent for Fera’s proficiency testing service

Fera Science has appointed BioFront Technologies as the US agent for its proficiency testing service.

Nutrition regulations likely will languish under Trump, but enforcement for food safety will increase

After eight years under the Obama Administration of a “whole lot of fun” for nutrition policy advocates, the next four years under the Trump White House likely will feel like...

Companies urged to speak out on Regulatory Accountability Act

Half a dozen consumer organisations have called on 11 companies to oppose regulation that they say will block future legislation to improve food safety.

FSMA rule requirements already best practice - C.H. Robinson

Industry is already complying with requirements of a FSMA rule that comes into effect this month, according to a produce and cold chain logistics company.

Dixie Dew shut as part of E. coli outbreak probe

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended the registration of a manufacturer of soy nut butter linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157.

Strategic plan outlines how FDA, CDC and USDA will tackle foodborne illness in next 5 years

A trio of government agencies will work together in the next five years to improve methods for pinpointing the source of foodborne illness outbreaks as part of ongoing analytic efforts...

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Consumer orgs dub regulation ‘Filthy Food Act’

A dozen consumer groups have called on the US Senate to oppose regulation they have dubbed the “Filthy Food Act.”

Mixed news for food agencies in Trump’s budget

There was mixed news for food safety agencies in President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint.

Dried surrogate bacteria could help with process validation, FSMA compliance

A new validation technique using dried surrogate bacteria that could help companies come into compliance with new FSMA requirements has been developed by French company Novolyze.

Microbac takes CONTROL with Sample6 partnership

Microbac Laboratories and Sample6 have partnered so customers can use some Sample6 technology.

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Executive order threatens protections that safeguard food - EWG

President Trump’s latest executive order threatens protections that safeguard food, according to the EWG’s senior VP for government affairs.

GAO argues again that the US should unite the 19 agencies that oversee food safety under one system

Citing an uptick in multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks and their high cost to consumers and manufacturers alike, the Government Accountability Office reiterates its 40-year argument for a single, unified food...

Registrar Corp: FDA removes ‘thousands’ of facility registrations from database

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed ‘thousands’ of facility registrations from its database, according to Registrar Corp.

Safe Food Coalition condemns President Trump’s ‘bean counting standard’

The Safe Food Coalition has condemned an executive order signed by President Trump calling it a ‘bean counting standard’.

Consumer food safety education must be reinforced to ‘reap the rewards’ of FSMA, FDA official says

As the deadlines for regulations painstakingly developed under the Food Safety Modernization Act begin to go into effect, compliance by producers, suppliers and manufacturers alone will not be enough to...

Sprout firms get FDA help to meet Produce Safety Rule

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published guidance for firms that work with sprouts to meet standards set by the Produce Safety Rule.

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FDA guidance on accrediting third party certification bodies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance on accreditation standards for third-party certification bodies.

FDA platform to respond to FSMA produce rule questions reviewed

A network set up by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deal with questions about the produce safety rule is struggling to cope, according to the Government Accountability Office...

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UMass expert gets NIFA grant to promote food safety

University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a two-year grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Food Safety Outreach Program.

Expanding public-private dialogue on food safety - GFSI

Voluntary guidelines and government regulation have a role in protecting the food supply and public health, according to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

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Projects get backing from Center for Produce Safety

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has requested proposals on food safety research with $3m available to fund projects.

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