CornFarm_406x250What is a farm? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has learned in recent years that this isn’t an easy question to answer. The agency has had to define “farm” for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) because farms are subject to the law’s produce safety rule but not the preventive controls rules. According…

The food safety management system known as HACCP has come a long way since its development for the American space program. It has become an integral part of the country’s entire food safety system. “HACCP has had the biggest impact on ensuring the safety of food ever since it was implemented,” says Jenny Scott, senior…

There were several FDA representatives on the agenda at the recent meeting of the International Association of Food Protection conference in Providence, RI. You have to have sympathy for them — who could have envisioned that the rules scheduled to be out over six months ago would still be held up? FDA did a commendable…

PROVIDENCE—The annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) got underway over the weekend at the Rhode Island State Convention Center.  It continues through Wednesday. With more than 3,600 members from around the world, IAFP is known for putting on symposiums that are often “ripped out of the headlines” as it not unusual…