Thursday, November 14, 2019
In fits and starts, marijuana is moving toward legalization. Federally, cannabis is still considered a Schedule 1 drug, but 46 states have medical cannabis laws, 23 have decriminalized it, and 10 have legalized it for recreational use. Earlier this...
Between October 2018 and September 2019, OSHA issued a total of $7,171,513 in fines to the food manufacturing industry. This is the result of 1,168 citations (down from 1,584 last year), as the industry continues to strive for safer...
The Intentional Adulteration rule from the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires food companies to create and follow a written food defense plan. On July 26, 2019, the rule goes into effect for food facilities with more than...
Recalls were down in Q1 across all industries — including food and beverage — for the first time since at least 2012, according to the most recent Stericycle Recall Index. But the numbers are misleading, cautions Chris Harvey, Director...
On May 31, the FDA will hold its first public hearing on products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds. The FDA is also “forming a high-level internal agency working group to explore potential pathways for dietary supplements and/or conventional foods...
By Rick Barham, Director of Food Safety, Registrar Corp On March 5, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its second installment of the draft guidance outlining the requirement of facilities to develop mitigation strategies to protect food...
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...

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