Food Safety Modernization Act

ReposiTrak grows traceability network

ReposiTrak, operating the world’s largest food supply chain network of retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, has hit another milestone following the launch of its ReposiTrak Traceability Network. Designed to automate the creation and exchange of food... more »

FDA evaluates third-party standards for FSMA compliance

The Food and Drug Administration has vetted four third-party food safety audit standards and their alignment with the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements (FSMA). The FDA’s pilot program to evaluate third-party standards focused on FSMA’s... more »

Post FDA, Yiannas continues traceability mission at Wiliot

Frank Yiannas, the former deputy commissioner of food policy and response of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has joined Wiliot as a strategic advisor. Yiannas will advise the food and retail markets on the... more »

FDA restructuring includes food safety regulatory arm

The Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing reorganization of its Human Food Program now includes a restructuring of the Office of Regulatory Affairs which could include a new name. Compliance functions currently managed within the Office... more »

IFPA outlines Farm Bill priorities, from tech to food safety

The International Fresh Produce Association supports recommendations delivered to Capitol Hill by the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), including funding for produce prescriptions, specialty crop research and to help produce companies comply with food... more »

FDA issues reminder on harvest, postharvest water rule enforcement

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding produce growers that the discretion period for enforcing harvest and postharvest agricultural water safety rules is ending. On Jan. 13, the FDA released a fact sheet that provides... more »

Compliance guide issued under Produce Safety Rule

The FDA has issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG),  to help small businesses comply with the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards. The "Standards for the Growing, Harvesting,... more »

United Fresh to offer preventive controls training program

United Fresh has created the Preventive Controls for Human Food Qualified Individual Training Program. Using model plans created by a team of experts convened by United Fresh, and with an emphasis on the food safety... more »

Rutgers schedules FSMA training in preventive controls

The Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC) has scheduled training in Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) at the Kearny Point Industrial Park on June 8-10. The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction over two... more »

LSU AgCenter agents hear about new food safety rules

A key provision of a sweeping reform to American food safety laws will take effect in January 2016, requiring produce growers to take more steps to prevent contamination. Louisiana State University AgCenter extension agents heard about... more »

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