The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating about 80 percent of the U.S. food supply, encompassing all foods and food ingredients introduced into or offered for sale in interstate commerce, except for meat, poultry, certain processed egg products, and catfish, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Namandjé N. Bumpus, Ph.D., current Chief Scientist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will become the next FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner when Janet Woodcock, M.D. retires in early 2024. One of Dr. Bumpus' main priorities is to assist in the proposed reorganization of a unified Human Foods Program, including creating a new model for the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently rolled out additional resources to help entities comply with Section 204 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA 204), also known as the Food Traceability Final Rule.
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we are joined by Blake Harris, CSCP, the Technical Director of IFT's Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC), and Alison Grantham, Ph.D., the Founder of Grow Well Consulting and a GFTC Member, to discuss the work of GFTC and how industry is preparing to comply with the requirements of FDA’s Food Traceability Final Rule under FSMA 204, which comes into effect on January 1, 2026.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made available a Small Entity Compliance Guide to help explain the actions a small entity must take to comply with recent changes made to Milk and Cream Products and Yogurt Products; Final Rule To Revoke the Standards for Lowfat Yogurt and Nonfat Yogurt and To Amend the Standard for Yogurt.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host three virtual, instructor-led Self-Assessment and Verification Audit (SAVA) Workshops for the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards
) in 2024.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a new resource for industry on the new requirement for manufacturers of critical foods, such as infant formula, to develop a redundancy risk management plan.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its Leafy Green STEC Action Plan (LGAP), which outlines the agency’s efforts to reduce foodborne illness outbreaks linked to leafy greens that were caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC).
The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC)—a joint effort between FDA, CDC, and USDA-FSIS—has published its 2021 report on foodborne illness source attribution for Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, and Listeria monocytogenes.
As of November 16, 2023, there are 34 known cases of acute lead toxicity linked to recalled fruit puree pouches in the U.S. FDA has alluded to an unconfirmed theory that the common source of contamination may be an imported ingredient used in the products.
On Demand: The third in this webinar series focuses on an aspect of Core Element 3 of the New Era blueprint, Retail Food Safety Modernization, and its associated foodborne illness prevention strategies.
On Demand: From this webinar, you will learn an invaluable understanding of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 204 from the architect of Rule 204, Frank Yiannas, which will demystify its nuances and progress.