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Epic food recalls: What’s the deal with that?

Anyone who has been following news lately is aware of two epic recalls prompted by concerns that two firms may have produced and distributed foods contaminated Listeria monocytogenes:  CRF frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables and SunOpta sunflower kernels. These recalls have been massive in scope because these foods were used as ingredients by… Continue Reading

FDA salutes four industry food safety initiatives in reportable food registry

Four initiatives by the private sector to improve food safety are called out for recognition in the 5th Annual Reportable Food Registry Report, which has been submitted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They include: Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Control of Listeria for the Fresh Produce Industry: A guidance document was published… Continue Reading

FDA Chastised for Lack of FSMA-Required Recall Notification Guidance

Many requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have yet to be implemented, and one of them is a recall notification system for grocery stores described in Section 211 of the law. The section on improving the Reportable Food Registry required that within one year of FSMA’s enactment in 2011, FDA “develop and publish… Continue Reading

FDA Seeks Input on Reportable Food Registry Amendments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is publishing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and seeking input on new provisions to the Reportable Food Registry (RFR) requirements. The RFR is a portal for companies to report when there’s “reasonable probability” that use of, or exposure to, a certain food product will cause serious adverse health… Continue Reading

FDA Improves Adulterated Foods Tracking System

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps this month to improve its ability to track patterns in food adulteration with its Reportable Foods Registry. The Reportable Foods Registry, or RFR, is an online portal where companies are required to report foods they have manufactured that may be dangerous to human or animal health. Public… Continue Reading

How the FDA’s Reportable Food Registry Helps Prevent Outbreaks

Last May, shipments of Florida grape tomatoes carrying Salmonella were sent to retailers and processors in 10 states and Canada before the distributor finally learned its product was contaminated. If it didn’t act fast enough, the distributor, Six L’s Packing Co., could have a potentially serious outbreak on its hands. Didn’t hear about that one?… Continue Reading

Salmonella Again Tops Reportable Food Registry Hazards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released its second annual review of the Reportable Food Registry, the program that requires domestic and foreign food makers to report potentially hazardous foods that have entered U.S. commerce.   The program’s second year of operation, from Sept. 8, 2010 to Sept. 7 2011, included 882 reports… Continue Reading

FDA Says Reportable Food Registry is a Success

In its first full year of operation, the early warning system to track problems in the U.S. food  supply logged 2,240 reports of possible health hazards, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Michael Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods, called the Reportable Food Registry’s first-year record “a measure of our success” in helping… Continue Reading