Draft guidance addresses Listeria testing for RTE food production

Ready-to-eat (RTE) food producers were given new direction from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this year when its draft guidance “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods” was updated.

We’ve summarized the draft guidance before, but now we’ll go over the guideline’s approach to sampling and testing for L. mono.

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L. mono draft guidance provides specifications for RTE foods

L. mono

The FDA recently updated its draft guidance, “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods,” in an effort to provide new, detailed information for ready-to-eat food (RTE) facilities subject to FSMA’s Preventive Controls rule.

While the draft guidance is long and comprehensive, it makes some clear recommendations that the Acheson Group outlines and […]