COVID-19 has forced the temporary closure of many food and beverage plants as some factories have become hotbeds for the spread of the disease. (Food Dive is tracking plant closures at the major food companies here.) Many companies that...
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that Paul Kiecker will serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), replacing Carmen Rottenberg. Kiecker has been with FSIS for more than 30...
Food research in the United States is chronically underfunded, according to a new whitepaper by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). If this situation continues, it “will likely risk public health, food safety, food security, and erode the U.S....
Imagine that you are on your first Level 5 whitewater rafting trip. Without a doubt, there is risk involved. But, since you are an adventuresome, but cautious, thrill seeker, you want to know that the equipment was designed and...
The new year marks the start of the new FDA labelling requirements for food companies with more than $10 million in sales. In late December, the FDA released a final guidance document to help packaged foods manufacturers comply with...
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...

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