Saturday, February 22, 2020
FSMA is supposed to bring more, and more intense, FDA inspections of domestic food facilities. But, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the FDA has some work to do to make sure that...
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...
According to the Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS Recall Index, there were 246 FDA food recalls in the fourth quarter of last year. That's an increase of 12% over the previous quarter and the highest number we've seen since at least Q1 2010. At the...
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...
December 14 update: The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality protections by a 3-2 vote. On December 14, the FCC is expected to vote on a measure that eliminates net neutrality. This move could have dire consequences for everyone who uses...
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...
In what's starting to feel like old news, more recalls have been issued in the nationwide incident related to Listeria found in cheese from supplier Deutsch Kase Haus. The three newest recalls were issued by Three Ready Pac Foods, which last week recalled nearly...
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...
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today provided local food service professionals the flexibility they need to serve wholesome, nutritious, and tasty meals in schools across the nation. The new School Meal Flexibility Rule, published today, makes targeted...
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,...

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