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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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FDA updates standards designed to help direct resources

Food safety standards for state regulatory programs that oversee facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods have been revised.

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Agri-Neo exploring new categories for Neo-Pure

Agri-Neo is expanding applications for its food safety technology to nuts and wheat used for flour milling.

‘As industry shifts to proactive model we want them to look to Clear Labs’

Clear Labs has launched a Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test which it claims can help retailers and manufacturers prevent and trace outbreaks.

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FDA: Guidance helps in response to food-related emergencies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated the food product categories that companies can select when registering with the agency.

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State funding helps Cornell expand food safety capacity

A Cornell University center is to expand commercialization capabilities with $1m in state funding.

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LRQA expands FSMA-based training

LRQA has expanded its food safety training courses to offer FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for Human Food FSPCA training.

FDA action against fish and soup firms for food safety concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action in two different cases over food safety concerns.

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FDA provides funds to help produce rule implementation

More than $21m has been made available to support states with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule.

Small importers and producers raise FSVP compliance concerns

Small importers and producers are at a higher risk of failing to comply with a FSMA rule than mid-sized and large importers and producers, according to findings from meetings on...

FDA changes FSMA compliance dates and publishes draft guidance

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended and clarified compliance dates for certain parts of rules within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

NSAC analyses produce and preventive controls FSMA rules

Two reports on rules for produce farms and processors under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have been produced by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC).

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FDA updates food facility registration requirements

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a rule to improve accuracy of the food facility registration database.

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FSMA compliance tops priority list – TraceGains

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance ranked as the top priority among survey participants, taking over from audit readiness, according to TraceGains.

Cert ID: Exporters to US must plan ahead to meet FSMA requirements

EU manufacturers exporting to the US should consider adding a FSMA module to their next audit to ensure they meet requirements, according to Cert ID.

OIG: FDA recall process could put consumers at risk

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has hit back at findings that it does not have an ‘efficient and effective food recall process’.

Survey finds 75% ‘not completely ready’ for FSMA

Three out of four survey respondents felt their companies were not completely ready for FSMA compliance, according to a survey by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group (TAG).

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