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A Proactive Plan: The First Step to FSMA Compliance

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Many of the family-owned raspberry growing operations in Chile are on small plots of land, making mechanical harvesting impossible.

It’s been four years since Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the time has finally come for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement its requirements. FDA declared 2015 “the year of FSMA” at the agency’s “FSMA Kickoff Meeting” for food industry stakeholders on April 23, 2015. The first court-ordered… Continue Reading

FDA Publishes Draft Guidance on Mandatory Recall Authority

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On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published draft guidance for industry on its mandatory food recall authority that has been in effect since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was enacted in January 2011. The recall authority was added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) by Section 206 of… Continue Reading