The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a draft guidance that will clarify how FDA evaluates the public health risk of food allergens that are not one of the major nine food allergens identified by law in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recommendations for all firms in the food supply chain include how and when to initiate a voluntary recall, including personnel training, product identification, and communication strategies.
Understanding the types of violations observed during inspections is a requirement for correctly citing a violation and providing quality feedback to the facility operator. Breakdowns in this chain of communication can lead to additional inspections and possible enforcement actions, which waste valuable time, money, and effort. To ensure that this chain is firm, inspectors are provided with access to training and continuing education, as needed, to properly identify violations and apply their guiding regulations.
To improve food safety and reduce the risk of foodborne illness related to meal kits, it is important to evaluate operations with a farm-to-fork lens, ensuring not just the safety of the meal kit itself but also promoting proper handling and preparation by the customer.
Food safety at retail food service establishments is critically important to safeguard consumers. In this exclusive ebook from Food Safety Magazine, you’ll learn about different sanitation practices that can benefit your operation. Implementing best employee hygiene and handwashing protocols and following regulatory guidelines will help you reduce the risk of foodborne illness outbreaks.
Even under the best of circumstances, agriculture faces myriad pressures. Exacerbated by climate change, these pressures are making agriculture a more vulnerable and challenging enterprise, impacting food production, processing, storage, and distribution. In other words, our entire food system is threatened by climate change.
This article elaborates on public-private partnerships in food safety, what their added values are in enhancing food control systems, and provides an example how coregulatory approaches using information from voluntary third-party assurance programs can lead to improved food safety outcomes.