This is an excerpt from a letter sent to President Biden earlier this month by a coalition of 150 groups. The topic of the letter was the upcoming negotiation of the Farm Bill, which includesContinue Reading Groups seek president’s attention to food safety in upcoming Farm Bill
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By Peter G. Lurie
The Food and Drug Administration’s internal report offers a comprehensive look at just how much work the FDA and Congress have before them in order to steer the…Continue Reading FDA self-assessment a start, but Congress needs to deliver
By Robert Califf, FDA Commissioner
For the past several months, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been working around the clock with our U.S. government partners, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human…Continue Reading FDA leader updates infant formula status
September is Food Safety Education month and, in recognition, the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) will host a virtual Food Safety Forum, where they will convene global…Continue Reading AFFI looks at current detection methods for public health, regulatory policy
After reports of widespread heavy metal contamination in U.S. baby food products surfaced in 2019, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy launched an investigation targeting seven major manufacturers.
With only…Continue Reading FDA’s ‘Closer to Zero’ plan fails to adequately address toxic heavy metals in baby food
Editor’s note: This story was originally published by The Ohio State University and is republished here with permission. The author is Barbara Kowalcyk, Kevin’s mother.
Kevin came into our lives early in the morning on…Continue Reading Remembering Kevin: There was no accountability
Recent foodborne illnesses have raised questions about the legal status of tara (Caesalpinia spinosa) under United States food law. There are three legal pathways for ingredients to be used in food: generally recognized…Continue Reading A discussion of tara and GRAS status
By Eric Whitley
Food manufacturing is one of the most regulated industries in the United States and worldwide. The ultimate reason for all this regulatory oversight is obvious: to prevent the contamination of food.
Sound…Continue Reading How predictive maintenance is changing the face of food manufacturing
Editor’s Note: Doug Farquhar, J.D., is the governmental affairs director at the Denver-based National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). He has once again exclusively provided Food Safety News with a detailed report on food safety developments…Continue Reading 2022 State Food Safety Enacted Legislation
By Kitt Tovar Jensen
Not only did the novelty of the pandemic cause national concern, but so did shortages of food and other basic supplies. Although a multitude of brands and meat products flood stores…Continue Reading Covid 19 and the rise of artisanal butcheries