Four useful elements of the draft guidance for FSMA’s preventive controls for human food rule

In its entirety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) may seem a little overwhelming. Through a variety of resources, however, you can better understand what is expected of your food facility and learn how FSMA directly applies to you.

For example, a draft guidance covering FSMA’s preventative controls for human food regulation was recently released […]

Sign up for Neogen’s upcoming pet food webinar

There is still time to register for Neogen’s upcoming pet food webinar, “Identifying Hazards and Developing Preventive Controls for Animal Food Producers.”

The webinar will begin at 11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 and will be led by Patricia Wester, an experienced veteran in food safety who has worked with some of the […]

FSMA and the role of environmental monitoring

Signed into law more than five years ago, The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is now finalized and will take effect over the next few years. The most comprehensive reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus […]

FSMA: What is meant by a qualified individual?

As the date for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) looms near, many companies are taking a closer look at their food safety practices and the personnel they have employed to carry out new testing procedures and the documentation requirements that follow.

One of these requirements calls on a “qualified individual” to prepare […]

Preventive controls for animal feed comment period extended

Those who wish to comment on a proposed rule to enhance the safety of pet food and animal feed now have an extra month to do so.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the comment period on the rule, Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food […]

FDA extends comment periods after technical difficulties

Following several outages of the website used to collect comments on proposed rule, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it was extending the comment periods on two Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules for seven days.

The comment periods on the preventive controls for human foods rule and the produce rule were […]

Comments on two FSMA rules due Friday

There are only two days left to comment on rules that would overhaul preventive controls for human food and produce standards.

The two rules, which stem from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), are set to close for comments Friday. The Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food […]

FDA releases fifth FSMA rule, animal food is focus

A new rule stemming from the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is taking aim at making animal food, including pet food and livestock feed, safer.

The rule, called Preventive Controls for Food for Animals, is the fifth rule released under the FSMA umbrella. It focuses on preventive measures to safeguard animal food from a […]

FDA to hold meeting on FSMA import rule, third party accreditation

Those interested will have several opportunities to attend public meetings hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about two proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules.

The first meeting will cover the foreign supplier verification rule, which requires importers to ensure foods and animal feed being shipped the U.S. are “produced in a […]

FDA extends comment periods on preventive controls, produce rule

Following the release of two new proposed rules last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the comment period on two previously-released rules to give interested parties extra time to consider connections between them.

In its announcement of the foreign supplier verification and third party audit rules in July, the FDA noted […]