Food Safety

FDA delays parts of FSMA rollout, seeks input on water regulations

The FDA is proposing changes to how it will implement provisions of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the coming years, including delaying some rules and asking for more... more »

New FDA steps enhance collaboration with states for FSMA

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., has outlined a number of immediate next steps in a comprehensive approach to ensuring successful implementation of the Produce Safety Rule established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).... more »

Compliance guide issued under FSMA 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 »

FDA planning tool to help businesses comply with FSMA

FDA is releasing a new software tool to help owners and operators of food facilities create a food safety plan specific to their facilities. The planning tool is intended to help businesses meet the requirements... more »

Fall FSNS food safety training schedule set

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) announced its fall 2017 course schedule for food safety training. FSNS offers certified training programs that assist the food industry in meeting food safety and quality measures within plants and... more »

Produce Safety Rule outlines compost use for produce

Compost can greatly contribute to overall plant and soil health, adding beneficial bacteria and fungi as well as providing organic material and available nutrients. From a food safety perspective, improperly prepared compost from animal manure,... more »

On-farm food safety efforts in New Jersey lauded

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension (NJAES) county agricultural agents Wes Kline (Cumberland) and Meredith Melendez (Mercer) have been recognized for their work helping growers understand FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and... more »

Appointments made to fill USDA food safety leadership posts

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made two key appointments Aug. 1 to help fulfill the USDA mission to ensure the safety of the nation’s food supply. Perdue announced that Carmen Rottenberg was selected as... more »

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