The FDA revealed Tuesday that it has flexed some previously unexercised muscles by issuing the first ever warning letter to an importer for failure to follow the Foreign Supplier Verification Program food safety rule.
Describing the U.S. food safety system as “hopelessly fragmented and outdated,” a congresswoman is pushing for the creation of a single federal agency to secure the nation’s food supply.
Currently, the Food and Drug Administration…
A federal judge in California has told the Food and Drug Administration, which is the nation’s leading food regulator, to stop dragging its feet on the long-awaited rules surrounding food recalls and outbreaks of…
It was three years ago that the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the FDA did not have an efficient and effective procedure for food recalls.
The pattern is well established. Bad things happen, and then good things happen as a result.
But, one man who is uniquely positioned to peer into the future with an informed eye doesn’t think the…
With the release of his new book — “Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety” — Timothy D. Lytton seeks to shine a light into some of the more dimly lit corners of…
What is down, up, and down again?
It’s the number of food facilities around the world that are registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA deleted more than 47,600 facilities from its…
Leaders at the Food and Drug Administration charged with implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act knew agricultural water standards weren’t going to be met by someone in Washington D.C. snapping their fingers.
They decided more…
The influential Canadian Supply Chain Food Safety Coalition hailed the new Safe Food For Canadians Act regulations that began to take effect across Canada Tuesday, promising to continue work to make them “world class.”
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.
Almost eight years after gaining statutory power to mandate food recalls, the FDA is officially publishing information to help industry understand when the agency will use its authority.
In a guidance document scheduled for publication…