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University of Florida updates recall manual for food businesses

Any business involved in the manufacture, processing, packing, holding or delivery of food for people needs to understand and address food recalls. When safety concerns arise with food, manufacturers have a legal and ethical responsibility to mitigate any damage to the health and wellbeing of consumers. The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of the… Continue Reading

GAO says FDA needs to work on ‘prioritizing and sequencing’

The Food and Drug Administration has been getting at least $1 billion annually in recent years, including salaries for at least 4,300 full-time professionals, for food safety and nutrition. Since the enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in January 2011, FDA has published 33 proposed or final key recommendations, and 111 draft or… Continue Reading

HACCP Principles: No. 2 identify critical control points 

This is the second of a seven-part series on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points sponsored by PAR Technologies. There are seven HACCP principles outlined by the Food and Drug Administration to serve as a guideline for creating a systematic approach in the identification, evaluation and control of food safety hazards.  Once a hazard analysis is… Continue Reading

Important Clarification of FSMA Produce Rule Ag Water Compliance Dates


Boy did I get this wrong…but so did many others…most seriously, some domestic and international trainers and Lead Trainers providing the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training programs. At this time, two diametrically opposed understandings and information transfer communications of the compliance dates for growers to have completed initial water‐testing profiles are still propagated in some… Continue Reading

FDA updates spice risk profile; 7,200 samples analyzed

Four years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a draft risk profile on the public health dangers associated with spices, identifying the presence of pathogens such as Salmonella and filth in general. It described efforts to reduce the public health risk posed by consumption of contaminated spices and identified control options to prevent contamination…. Continue Reading

Briefly: Tapeworm tale — IAFP 2018 — Sanitary food transport

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Registration opens for IAFP 2018 Registration is now open for the 2018 conference of the International Association for Food… Continue Reading

FDA’s adulteration watchdogs talk about food terrorism


As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration issued on May 27, 2016, a final rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities, with some exceptions, to address hazards that may be introduced with the intention to cause wide-scale harm to public health. These food facilities are required to… Continue Reading

Food safety training, treatments addressed in federal grants

If you think you’re got problems, try being a farmer. They’re faced with an impressive array of enemies that are waging war on their crops and their livelihoods. These adversaries don’t need sophisticated weapons. They’ve got something more deadly — an arsenal of biological ammunition. And for the most part, they’re small, very small, oftentimes… Continue Reading