October 19, 2023
ORASpeaks Podcast: What is SAVA?
September 14, 2023
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (September 2023)
August 28, 2023
PFP IT WG Coffee Talk with Matt Colson
June 2, 2023
ORA DX Training Overview Knowledge Article
June 1, 2023
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (June 2023)
May 18, 2023
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Barbara Cassens
May 2, 2023
Laboratory Flexible Funding Model Overview Video
October 31, 2023
FDA Proposed Amendments to its Regulation for Prior Notice of Imported Human and Animal Food
The FDA uses prior notice information to determine what products should be inspected upon arrival into the United States.
October 26, 2023
FDA Raises Concerns About Probiotic Products Sold for Use in Hospitalized Preterm Infants
As part of the FDA’s commitment to protecting public health, the agency advised the public, including healthcare providers, of the possible risks that products containing live bacteria or yeast, which are commonly called probiotics, pose to preterm infants in hospital settings.
October 24, 2023
FDA Releases FY 2021 Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report
The FDA made available its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for Fiscal Year 2021, summarizing findings from FDA testing of human and animal foods for approximately 750 different pesticides and selected industrial compounds from October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021.
October 19, 2023
FDA Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods Commits to Fulfilling Vision of Proposed Program
Statement from James Jones, Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods, Food and Drug Administration, about the FDA’s proposed framework for a unified Human Foods Program and new model for the Office of Regulatory Affairs.
October 6, 2023
FDA Issues Updated Compliance Program for Infant Formula
The FDA updated its infant formula compliance program for FDA investigators, laboratory analysts, and compliance officers.
September 28, 2023
The FDA released two guidance documents that outline recommendations for how sprout operations may comply with the Produce Safety Rule.
September 26, 2023
The FDA announced the availability of two new chapters to the Draft Guidance for Industry: Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food, designed to help food facilities comply with the preventive controls for human food rule mandated by FSMA.
September 20, 2023
FDA Provides Update on the Cronobacter Prevention Strategy
The FDA provided an update on its work to advance its strategy to help prevent Cronobacter sakazakii illnesses associated with consumption of powdered infant formula.
The FDA invites the public to register for a virtual public meeting and listening sessions to explore what federal agencies, communities, and private industry are doing to encourage the reduced consumption of added sugars.
September 1, 2023
National Food Safety Education Month 2023 – People at Higher Risk
In recognition of National Food Safety Education Month 2023, the FDA brought special attention to people who are at higher risk and help them, their family members, and caregivers by highlighting food safety information to avoid foodborne illness.
August 31, 2023
The FDA announced the eighth in the ongoing series of webinars exploring food safety culture taking place on September 13, 2023, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm ET.
August 25, 2023
The FDA signed a Regulatory Partnership Arrangement with Ecuador’s seafood regulatory authority to strengthen food safety in shrimp intended for the U.S. market.
August 16, 2023
FDA will host, in collaboration with other federal partners, a virtual public meeting followed by virtual public listening sessions to discuss strategies for reducing added sugars consumption in the United States.
August 8, 2023
The FDA issued a direct final rule to complete administrative actions that reflect the agency’s June 2015 final determination that the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in foods is no longer Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).
August 3, 2023
The FDA is hosting a free hybrid public meeting entitled “Modernizing Food and Drug Administration Recalls Listening Session” on September 29, 2023, to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to share information and feedback about topics related to recall modernization.
July 21, 2023
The FDA denied a petition requesting that the agency reconsider its denial of a citizen petition issued on May 19, 2022.
July 13, 2023
The FDA re-issued two temporary guidances originally published during the COVID-19 public health emergency for certain regulatory requirements that involve onsite visits abroad under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
July 13, 2023
The FDA, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Homeland Security made available the 120-Day Food and Agriculture Interim Risk Review, which provides a review of critical and emergent risks to the U.S. food and agriculture sector, as well as ways to mitigate those risks.
July 12, 2023
The FDA released a public inventory of certain food ingredients that the agency has determined to have unsafe uses in food because they are unapproved food additives and lists of select chemicals currently under the agency’s review.
The FDA released updates to the agency’s Cyclospora Prevention, Response and Research Action Plan to reflect the current status of the agency’s work to prevent and reduce incidences of cyclosporiasis in the U.S.
June 27, 2023
FDA Provides Update on Proposal for Unified Human Foods Program, including New Model for the Office of Regulatory Affairs
The FDA provided an update on its proposal to create a unified Human Foods Program, which includes a new model for the Office of Regulatory Affairs to further enhance coordination, prevention and response activities across the FDA, enabling the agency to better support its public health mission.
June 20, 2023
FDA Releases 2017-2018 Report on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Fast Food and Full-service Restaurants
The FDA released its report on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Fast Food and Full-service Restaurants summarizing the agency’s findings from the 2017-2018 data collection.
June 15, 2023
FDA Releases Summary Report on Ready-to-Eat Dips and Spreads Sampling Assignment
The FDA released findings from a sampling assignment that collected and tested refrigerated, multi-commodity ready-to-eat dips and spreads to estimate the presence of Salmonella spp, and Listeria monocytogenes in these products as part of the agency’s ongoing effort to proactively ensure food safety and remove adulterated product from the market.
June 14, 2023
FDA Issues Second Procedural Notice on Consumer Research on Front-of-Package Labeling
The FDA issued a 30-day procedural notice on its plans to conduct a study entitled “Quantitative Research on Front of Package Labeling on Packaged Foods” to follow up on focus groups conducted in 2022.
June 1, 2023
FDA Issues Final Guidance to Industry on Action Level for Inorganic Arsenic in Apple Juice
The FDA announced the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled “Action Level for Inorganic Arsenic in Apple Juice,” which supports the agency’s goal to reduce exposure to environmental contaminants from foods commonly consumed by babies and young children.
May 31, 2023
FDA Update on PFAS Activities
The FDA shared updates on their activities to better understand PFAS in the general food supply including recent testing results, progress on seafood related work, and advances in testing methods.
May 19, 2023
FDA Announces National Academies Study of Supply, Market Competition, and Regulation of Infant Formula in the U.S.
The FDA announced that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will conduct an independent study on challenges in supply, market competition, and regulation of infant formula in the United States.
May 18, 2023
Now Available: Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Food Traceability Rule
The compliance guide describes the requirements of the Food Traceability regulation to assist small entities, including farms and small businesses, in complying with the applicable recordkeeping requirements.