A recent bill submitted by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations included text mandating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to unify its Human Foods program under a single Deputy Commissioner and urges a new approach for Listeria monocytogenes regulation, among other directives.
The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) has announced its new Food Safety Regulatory Professional Credential Series exclusively to local, state, tribal, territorial and federal regulators. It is based upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s National Curriculum Standards (FDA’s NCS).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being sued by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA), and Alianza Nacional De Campesinas Inc. for the unlawful reapproval of toxic herbicides used in food agriculture. The chemicals in question, Enlist One and Enlist Duo, are sprayed on corn, soybeans, and cotton genetically engineered (GE) to resist the herbicides.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released a report that summarizes its activities to identify emerging risks, communication about such risks, and work to improve emerging risk identification approaches during 2020.
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we are joined by Angela Fernandez of GS1 U.S. to discuss the new requirements and opportunities for companies to improve product traceability and supply chain visibility in light of FDA’s FSMA Rule 204 and the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, and how the use of GS1 Standards can help achieve these goals.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has alerted businesses that they should not sell plastic food contact materials containing bamboo and other plant-based materials, and have put out a call for evidence related to their safety and stability.
A bill proposed in the New York Senate seeks to ban the use of five “five of the most pervasive and harmful food additives” in the state: brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propyl parabens, red dye 3, and titanium dioxide.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Foundation has partnered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approach implementing food safety regulation in a novel way. Through the spirit of "education before regulation," implementation of the groundbreaking Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been a success.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently published the findings of a report that was conducted to inform possible future changes to the Novel Foods Regulatory Framework. The report was conducted in light of the rapid development novel foods and technologies in the present day.