Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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...
This August, new amendments to the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, aka Proposition 65, will be in force. The law requires companies to label products with warnings if they contain any of the chemicals...
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...
Update 3/8/2018: Today, Trump signed proclamations making the tariffs official. They will go into effect in 15 days. Canada and Mexico are exempted. The food and beverage industry has been swift to react to Trump’s proposed 25% tariff on steel...
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Registrar Corp On March 5, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its second installment of the draft guidance outlining the requirement of facilities to develop mitigation strategies to protect food...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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