FDA pushes back FSMA produce requirements for water testing

The Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) came into effect in early 2018 for the largest produce growers in the U.S., meaning that efforts to understand the rule and implement its requirements are well underway for many operations.

Smaller produce operations (those with between $250,000 and $500,000 in revenue) have another […]

Foodborne illness outbreaks grow as imported food increases

As the proportion of U.S. food imported from other countries increases, a recent analysis found the number of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with imported foods has also increased.

The study, “Outbreaks of Disease Associated with Food Imported into the United States, 1996-2014,” found that 19% of food consumed by Americans is now imported, including 97% […]

First of FSMA rules now in effect

After much anticipation, the first major compliance date for regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is here. Now, larger businesses must comply with certain new standards under the preventive controls rules for human and animal food, two of the main rules developed to drive down the incidence of foodborne illnesses in the U.S.

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Growers eye FDA’s Produce Safety Rule from ground level – Food Safety News The fresh produce industry is watching closely as enforceable requirements in the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule gradually come […]

FDA releases new FSMA food safety rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized three new major rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law five years ago by Congress and intends to overhaul America’s food safety system.

FSMA will direct the FDA and food producers to prevent problems across the entire food system, rather […]

FDA: First two FSMA rules finalized; aim to protect consumers

According to the FDA, the first two regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have been finalized and aim to help make food safer for consumers. While the remaining five additional rules have yet to be finalized, the FDA says they will be released before the end of the year.

So, what do these […]