A strict new food traceability rule is set to become official on Nov. 7, according to the Food and Drug Administration. This summary from SIMBA from Dynamic Systems might help.

The new rule covers the following food traceability list; including these “high-risk foods” implicated in food-borne illnesses:

  • Cheeses other than
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Giving high-risk food to vulnerable people in medical settings should be avoided, according to a review of healthcare-associated foodborne outbreaks that included the United States.

Researchers said diets should be nutritious and tasty without using high-risk foods but they acknowledged limited budgets of healthcare operations may impact the quality of
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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 foodborne illness.

U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ordered the Department of Health and
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Two San Francisco Bay area activist organizations that previously pressured the FDA about keeping the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rulemaking on a schedule are again pushing for the agency to meet the Act’s mandates.

“FDA’s failure to implement FSMA’s critical food safety regulations by the statutory deadlines is an
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A number of changes to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation timeline were announced Wednesday. First, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to publish revised language for the proposed rule on preventive controls for animal food in early summer 2014, alongside the revised produce safety and preventive controls
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