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Jenny Scott

The Complexities of Defining a ‘Farm’ Under FSMA

What is a farm? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has learned in recent years that this isn’t an easy question to answer. The agency has had to define “farm” for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) because farms are subject to the law’s produce safety rule but not the preventive controls rules. According… Continue Reading

FSMA – Don’t Shoot the Messengers – But Listen to Them


There were several FDA representatives on the agenda at the recent meeting of the International Association of Food Protection conference in Providence, RI. You have to have sympathy for them — who could have envisioned that the rules scheduled to be out over six months ago would still be held up? FDA did a commendable… Continue Reading

IAFP Annual Meeting Underway in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE—The annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) got underway over the weekend at the Rhode Island State Convention Center.  It continues through Wednesday. With more than 3,600 members from around the world, IAFP is known for putting on symposiums that are often “ripped out of the headlines” as it not unusual… Continue Reading