Saturday, February 22, 2020
Pests and sanitation problems top the list of the FDA’s most frequently cited inspection observations in food facilities for FY 2017. The list, released last month, aggregates the observations cited on FDA Form 483s, which are filed “when, in...
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...
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...
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...
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 latest food recall doesn’t involve Listeria. The culprit? A winged mammal. A dead bat reportedly found inside a bag of Fresh Express Organic Marketside Spring Mix in a Florida Walmart sparked a precautionary recall on Saturday and investigation by...
Foster Poultry Farms today recalled approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, RTE breaded chicken patties because of plastic contamination. The products had been shipped to distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington. The problem came to light after three consumers complained about pieces...
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...
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....
Change is coming to grocery store shelves in the form of a new Nutrition Label on food products. The new design, rolled out today by RL Food Testing Laboratory, represents the most extensive revamp of the Nutrition Label since it...

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