To help effectively investigate, remove unsafe seafood products from the market, and develop new prevention strategies, the FDA relies on illness reporting from public health officials and healthcare providers. While most foodborne outbreaks are trackedContinue Reading How to report seafood-related toxin and Scombrotoxin fish poisoning illnesses
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking action to help prevent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses through the development of food safety prevention strategies for bulb onions and imported mushrooms.
The agency is working with…Continue Reading FDA food safety prevention strategies for imported mushrooms and bulb onions
As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent.Continue Reading Warning letters sent to food firms in Nicaragua, Pakistan and Iceland for seafood violations
Yesterday and today in Washington, D.C., the Reagan-Udall Foundation is facilitating a public meeting of its Independent Expert Panel on food.
The independent expert panel has been charged with evaluating the structure, leadership, authorities, resources…Continue Reading Food safety experts give recommendations to panel charged with reviewing FDA
Two audits by the European Commission’s health and safety unit have looked at the safety of food of non-animal origin in Italy and France.
A recent report on a remote DG Sante audit, in September…Continue Reading EU critical of Italian control system; France fares better
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Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the results of its internal review of the agency’s actions — and inaction — in connection with the February 2022 recall of powdered…Continue Reading FDA evaluation of infant formula shows lack of urgency, mishandling of situation
As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent.Continue Reading FDA warns companies about import violations, Listeria in fresh fruit facility
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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
The Swedish Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) has hit back at claims that raw milk rules in the country are too strict.
An opinion article in Svenska Dagbladet said unpasteurized, raw milk is almost impossible to buy…Continue Reading Swedish agency defends raw milk stance
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