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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implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), on October 31, the FDA announced the availability of a draft guidance document titled “Draft Guidance for Industry: Describing a Hazard That Needs Control in Documents Accompanying the Food, as Required by Four Rules Implementing FSMA” (Guidance).
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Programs held a webinar to discuss FDA’s recent issuance of the preventive controls hazard analysis and risk-based draft guidance (Draft Guidance), which became available for public comment on August 24, 2016.
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).
On May 27, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) published a final rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (Final Rule).
On January 4, 2011, US President Barack Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) . [1] The law’s aim is to shift the focus on food safety from responding to problems to preventing them.
In late October, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with state and local officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to food served at a major fast-casual restaurant chain.
The FDA has issued two important final rules that will implement requirements of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA): Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Animal Food Both rules will require manufacturers and other elements of the food chain to evaluate, implement, and document the effectiveness of science-based preventive food safety programs.
On June 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its Draft Guidance for Voluntary Qualified Food Importer Program (the Draft Guidance).
What recourse do businesses have when their products are incorrectly identified as the source of a foodborne illness outbreak?