Wednesday, March 20, 2019
As part of the President’s 2020 Budget, the FDA is requesting more funds to support food safety and innovation efforts. On Tuesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas issued a statement outlining the agency’s priorities for...
On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) began requiring that most food companies in Canada comply with the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). These regulations add new licensing, preventive controls, and traceability requirements. The SFCA...
More than 20% of food facilities have lost their FDA registrations, according to a recent report by Registrar Corp. This is likely because the facilities failed to renew their registrations by the December 31, 2018, deadline. All domestic and foreign...
Last week, the USDA released the new mandatory standard for disclosing genetically modified foods. The standard requires food manufacturers, importers, and retailers to disclose when foods contain genetically modified material. The stated goal is...
The food manufacturing industry racked up $7,386,025 in OSHA fines between October 2017 and September 2018. This number, based on 1,584 citations is lower than in recent years, showing that the industry is making strides to improve worker safety. Here...
There were 147 recalls in Q2, according to the Stericycle Recall Index. While that is a 7% increase over Q1, it’s still the second-lowest quarter since the beginning of 2016. At the same time, recalled FDA food units jumped more...
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) represents a sweeping revamp and upgrade to the nation’s food safety system. The Act’s seven rules not only change how the industry needs to approach food safety, but also they impose requirements in...
Consumers have significant health concerns about foods labeled as “bioengineered” (BE)  according to new research from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. The BE labels were recently proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and if adopted,...
On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. The GDPR is the EU’s new data privacy law that sets strict requirements for how EU residents’ personal data is collected and used. Even though this is...
For small businesses, the compliance date for the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule for human food was September 18, 2017. For animal food, the compliance date is September 17, 2018. FSMA defines small businesses as having fewer than 500 full-time equivalent...
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