As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent.Continue Reading Sprout company warned about pathogen contamination, drug claims
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Editor’s Note: We try to frame 10 of the most important happenings every year, but it’s not just about the “Top Ten Stories.” That is because what is essential is rarely about …
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The Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements in Arizona and California, which exist to promote food safety for lettuce and leafy greens, report that they have conducted an initial review of FDA’s new rule for agricultural water
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) is now available in Chinese and Portuguese, after previously only being available in Spanish and English.
The Produce Safety rule established science-based minimum standards for …
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After the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, somebody I don’t remember who told me there was one ticklish part.
FSMA for the first time put the Food and Drug Administration…
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Not that there haven’t been plenty of warnings, not the least in the form of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act that calls for inspectors to visit produce farms and packing houses under…
Continue Reading Food-safety inspectors begin visits to produce farms, packing houses
Call it a little lite winter reading for America’s produce growers and processors.
It’s the 152 pages of non-binding draft guidance titled “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human …
Continue Reading FDA drops new produce guidance and wants to talk about it
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb talked about compliance with new food regulations at the Annual Meeting of the influential National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in New Orleans.
Forty-three states and territories are getting a total of $30.9 million from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help the federal agency implement the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule.
“Congress envisioned the…
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Water testing standards that are a key part of the produce safety requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are undergoing a quiet review that could extend the compliance date for the Produce Safety…
Continue Reading More delays for Produce Safety Rule as industry balks over water testing