2011 Food Safety Modernization Act

Analysis

Public interest in the safety of romaine has increased during the past year as Canada and the United States have experienced three back-to-back outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 tied to the leafy green. 

Many people are surprised to learn that a bacteria generally thought of as beginning in the
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The Food and Drug Administration has temporarily suspended its cheese testing program for non-toxigenic E. coli, partly in response to complaints from proponents of raw milk and related products. “Recently, cheesemakers have raised concerns suggesting that the FDA is applying safety criteria that may, in effect, limit the production of
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As enforcement time nears for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), experts such as Repositrak’s Randy Fields are being heard making comparisons between FSMA and the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The first major revamp of federal food safety laws since 1938 and the most-far reaching reforms of business practices “since
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