The FDA is inviting the public and industry leaders to join a webinar at 1 p.m. EST on March 2 to discuss recent draft guidance on lead action levels for foods intended for children younger than two years of age.

Questions or comments must be submitted by Feb. 9 at the link below.

For those that can’t join live, the webinar will be recorded and posted to the FDA website.

The draft guidance, titled “Action Levels for Lead in Food Intended for Babies and Young Children: Draft Guidance for Industry,” issued in January informs industry on the proposed action levels

Continue Reading FDA to hold webinar on recent draft guidance for industry on lead in baby food

The USDA’s top food safety officials are for the first time making public the names of consumer and industry representatives they meet with during separate monthly meetings.

The meetings on Nov. 14 included Carmen Rottenberg, acting deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, and Paul Kiecker, acting administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Disclosure of the expected attendance lists came as an attachment to the just-released FSIS public calendar for November. During former FSIS Administrator Alfred “Al” Almanza’s decade-long tenure, names of individuals attending the consumer and industry meetings were not disclosed.

Both meetings allowed attendees to participate in
Continue Reading Consumer and industry representatives meeting with FSIS