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Andy Frame

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FDA’s Power to Prosecute

What authority does the agency have in the wake of an outbreak?

More than a year after the deadly Listeria outbreak that stemmed from Jensen Farms’ cantaloupes was first detected, criminal charges have yet to be filed against the company, but the Food and Drug Administration’s website says its outbreak investigation is still open. FDA’s report was last updated on January 8, 2012 with information provided by the Centers… Continue Reading

Food Facility Registration Under FSMA Delayed

The Food Safety Modernization Act’s biennial food facility registration requirement was intended to go into effect Oct. 1, 2012; however since that day a yellow box has been posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website indicating that the agency is not currently accepting registration renewals. The food facility registration requirement of FSMA mandates… Continue Reading

Cured Meat Is In, But Is it Safe?

Prosciutto, lardo, bresaola, capicola, guanciale and soppressata. The opposite of fast food, and literally slow to make, these meats are examples of charcuterie, or what are most commonly known as cured meats. As the local, do-it-yourself food culture grows across the country, more chefs are getting into the meat curing business to cater to patrons… Continue Reading