Food Safety Modernization Act

Editor’s note: This opinion piece by Phyllis Entis was originally published on eFoodAlert.com and is reposted here with permission.

Trump with light saberDonald Trump has declared war. Not on North Korea; not on ISIS or Iran. Certainly not on Russia.

Donald Trump has declared war on the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Trump has not asked Congress to repeal…

President Trump may have proposed a “skinny budget” for most domestic spending, including food and agricultural program for the next fiscal year, but nobody is taking it seriously. Congress always reacts to presidential budgets with the same three words: “Dead on Arrival.”

For more serious guide posts, it’s always better to look at what the…

Few things are certain in farming and no amount of planning can prevent or undo the damage of an untimely hail storm or hard freeze.

But there’s one thing one thing produce growers and packers already know about the 2018 season. They know whether they are among the 35,000 operations that must comply with new…

The largest Food Safety Summit in the event’s history was the 18th annual summit in 2016, but attendee registrations and show floor booth reservations are on track for year 19 to set new records.

Food Safety Summit 2017 previewScheduled for May 8-11 at the Stephens Convention Center near O’Hare International Airport in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, IL, the…

Even though President Donald Trump did not mention food safety in his first speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, one observer with a finely tuned food safety focus says the new commander-in-chief might be heading in a good direction.

Ray Starling
Ray Starling

With the announcement Monday that Ray…

Before it wrapped up its meetings this week in Washington D.C., the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) agreed to priorities for the 2018 farm bill.

If that seems a little pre-mature, it’s not. Congressional leaders plan to get to work on the 2018 farm bill later this year. And food safety, specifically…

Just ahead of the anticipated appointment of an FDA commissioner by President Donald J. Trump, there’s a bit of a buzz about a new candidate who is the fourth to be seriously considered for the job of regulating more than $1 trillion of annual economic activity.

All the candidates for FDA commissioner are focused on…

illus Pick your poison records computer filesArea hospitals in Chicago see a string of illnesses due to E coli O157, with more cases quickly popping up across the state. A look into the sick patients’ activities reveals they all ate sprouts at a popular sandwich chain, triggering an investigation down the supply chain.

It isn’t long till the Food and Drug

As the federal government continues the transition that comes every time a new administration moves into the White House, a hiring freeze and an order from President Donald Trump that temporarily puts new regulations on hold are having varying consequences for food safety efforts.

illustration gloved fingers with test tubesOfficials at the Food and Drug Administration said the president’s pause…