Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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,...
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...
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...
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...
For Immediate Release January 12, 2017 Media Contact: Dolores Alonso Senior Director of Membership and Business Development 703.663.1226 dalonso@fpsa.org McLean, VA - The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the slate of speakers for the dairy and beverage breakout sessions for the 2017 FPSA Annual...
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...
The two primary agencies responsible for overseeing food safety announced this week that they’ve signed a formal agreement to work more closely in the future. The agreement identifies three main areas where the agencies will increase their coordination, at...
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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