Food Safety Modernization Act

After more than a decade of discussion, the Food and Drug Administration has published a final rule for certain agricultural water used in the production of produce.

The new rule was mandated by the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act.

The FDA says the new rule reflects science and information gleaned

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The implementation of a new traceability rule is more than a year and a half away, and the FDA won’t start enforcing the requirements of the rule until 2027, but a former agency leader says companies should begin making changes now.

Frank Yiannas, the former deputy commissioner of food policy

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Years in the making, the publication of the final rule of the FDA’s Food Traceability Proposed Rule is imminent. Parts of the rule will be voluntary for industry.

The rule is among the congressional mandates in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law on Jan. 4

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Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the compliance dates for the pre-harvest agricultural water provisions as outlined in the recent 2021 agricultural water proposed rule.

The 2021 agricultural water proposed rule, if finalized, will require farms to conduct

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Ten years ago, on Jan. 4, 2011, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law and Congress’ mandate was clear: It’s not enough to respond to outbreaks of foodborne illness. We must prevent them from happening in the first place. FSMA was fueled by widespread concern
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Day Three of the International Association for Food Protection 2020, A Virtual Annual Meeting featured a round table discussion, “This Is How We Do It: Challenges and Strategies for Implementing Water Treatment in the Field,” with speakers with expert knowledge in agricultural water treatment. This is a vital topic in
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