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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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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...

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