The Food Safety Authority of Ireland recently published an audit report that focused on food businesses’ levels of compliance with food law as it relates to traceability and labeling for meat products.
The IAFNS 2022 Annual Meeting and Science Symposium featured a panel that addressed emerging food safety concerns associated with new modes of food retail, such as e-commerce, ghost kitchens, and delivery services.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final guidance that outlines adjustments to FDA’s regulatory oversight activities for imported food products covered by a Systems Recognition Arrangement.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its new Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops (FSCSC) program, which will provide financial assistance to specialty crops producers who incur eligible on-farm food safety program expenses while pursuing a food safety certification in calendar years 2022 or 2023.
Food companies that prepare fresh food items often source individual ingredients from primary suppliers. The food safety risk is typically controlled at primary supplier plants or farms; however, the food safety stakes are high. In response to this higher risk, FDA included requirements for supplier food safety management in the Food Safety Modernization Act. While the Preventive Controls Rule applies to FDA-regulated ingredients, the principles and importance of effective supplier food safety management programs cuts across all food, regardless of who regulates it and who sells it. It is necessary to have "boots on the ground" to assess how food safety and quality programs are integrated with the front-line operation for those suppliers who mitigate food safety risk on the behalf of a receiving company.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new webpage with resources for farmers and producers of human and animal food whose crops are adversely affected by severe weather incidents.
In our ongoing coverage of the supply chain crisis and how it is affecting food processors, Food Safety Insights surveyed more than 150 food processors in North America and around the world about how they are managing their recovery, the difficulties they are still coping with, what changes they have made and will be making in the future. Most processors told us that they continue to have some level of difficulty with high prices, availability of employees (including truck drivers), and supply shortages. A large majority (about 75 percent) also tell us that they plan to implement changes and to manage their supply chains differently to avoid these issues in the future.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reviewed Regulation 2019/1793: Controls Applied to Imported Food and Food Safety, and has proposed amendments to the legislation for the first time since the UK’s exit from the EU.
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