As part of its continuing implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), on October 31, the FDA announced the availability of a draft guidance document titled “Draft Guidance for Industry: Describing a Hazard That Needs Control in Documents Accompanying the Food, as Required by Four Rules Implementing FSMA” (Guidance).
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On November 2, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS or the Agency) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2017–2021 Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for FSIS to address continual challenges with inspection modernization and articulates FSIS’s goals for meeting its public health mission over the next four years.
On August 17, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Final Rule on the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notification program, a voluntary premarket notification program for products used in food substances.
On October 5, the US Department of Agriculture’s FSIS released an updated version of its Labeling Guideline on Documentation Needed to Substantiate Animal Raising Claims for Label Submission.
Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its plan to redefine the implied nutrient content claim “healthy” by issuing a new guidance document — Use of the Term “Healthy” in the Labeling of Human Food Products 1 (Guidance).
On September 19, the FDA Foods and Veterinary Programs held a webinar to discuss FDA’s recent issuance of the preventive controls hazard analysis and risk-based draft guidance (Draft Guidance), which became available for public comment on August 24, 2016.
FDA recently released an updated version of its draft guidance on new dietary ingredients (NDIs), Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues.
On August 24, the FDA issued a final rule that extends and clarifies the compliance dates for a limited subset of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements in four of the seven foundational rules part of FDA’s FSMA implementation.
On July 14, FDA issued a final rule amending the requirements for the registration of food facilities (Final Rule).
Adopting a practice with the potential for considerable long-term significance, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced that it will soon begin sharing more food safety data regarding slaughter and processing facilities.