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Pre-National Conference Webinar - PFP: Past, Present, and Future

October 29, 2021
Rapid Response Teams Involved in Identifying Cake Decorating Luster Dust Associated with Toxic Metal Poisonings

October 7, 2021
FDA Announces Signing of Domestic Mutual Reliance Agreements with California, Florida, Utah and Wisconsin

September 24, 2021
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (September 2021)

September 15, 2021
Registration Open for NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model and New Informational Video

September 15, 2021
50-State Call re: New Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Portal (Sept 21 at 1 pm ET) 

September 1, 2021
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Ellen Buchanan 

July 9, 2021
Rapid Response Team (RRT) Promotional Video

July 1, 2021
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (July 2021)

April 27, 2021
FDA and States use Rapid Response Teams Approach to Combat Foodborne Illness through Domestic Mutual Reliance

April 23, 2021
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Steven Honn

March 23, 2021
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (April 2021)

February 24, 2021
Coalition of Food Protection Task Forces Best Practices Manual (Jan. 2021) 

February 24, 2021
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Erin Woodom-Coleman

January 22, 2021
FDA/ORA Leadership on How Domestic Mutual Reliance Contributes to a Strong Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS)

December 18, 2020
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (December 2020)

December 18, 2020
2020 RRT Annual Meeting Summary

November 3, 2020
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Julie Vosilus

October 26, 2020
PFP Governing Council Consolidated Close-Out Report FY2018-2020 Strategic Priorities

October 12, 2020
Webinar Recording: Managing Animal Food Safety Inspections During and After a Pandemic (September 2020)

September 24, 2020
Webinar Recording: Managing Produce Safety Inspections During and After a Pandemic (August 2020)

Save the Date: Sept. 24th at Noon ET - Managing Animal Food Safety Inspections During and After a Pandemic
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September 17, 2020
ORA Data Exchange (DX) Frequently Asked Questions (Version 3.0)

July 31, 2020
Webinar Recording: Manufactured Food Question and Answer Session (July 30, 2020)

July 30, 2020
Webinar Recording: Managing Retail Food Operations During and After a Pandemic (July 16, 2020)

July 30, 2020
Webinar Recording: Managing Food Testing Laboratory Operations During and After a Pandemic (June 30, 2020)

July 23, 2020
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (July 2020)

July 15, 2020
PFP Webinar Scheduled for July 16, 2020: Managing Retail Food Operations During and After a Pandemic

July 7, 2020
Recording Available: FDA/ORA Panel at AFDO Virtual Educational Conference

July 2, 2020
Domestic Mutual Reliance Update

June 26, 2020
Register for Virtual AFDO Conference Session with FDA Association Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs, Judy McMeekin

June 18, 2020
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Diane McDaniel

June 11, 2020
Save-the-Date (June 30, 2020) Webinar: Managing Food Testing Laboratories Operations During and After a Pandemic

June 2, 2020
Pandemic Challenges Highlight the Importance of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

April 30, 2020
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (April 2020)

arch 26, 2020
Free Retail Training from FDA-OTED

March 6, 2020
Coffee Talk with OHAFO's John Gridley

February 26, 2020
Proposed Rule: (Comments Due 3/3/2020) Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods

December 19, 2019
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (Winter 2019)

August 21, 2019
NIST MEP – FDA MOU Executed to Support U.S. Food Manufacturing and Improve Food Safety

July 12, 2019

Newly Released: Human and Animal Food Testing Laboratories Best Practices Manual
July 3, 2019
Coffee Talk with the Illinois Department of Agriculture
May 15, 2019
Office of Partnerships Stakeholder Newsletter
April 17, 2019
Coffee Talk with the Florida Department of Agriculture
April 17, 2019
NFSDX in Action
April 9, 2019
PFP 10th Anniversary Webinar

October 28, 2021
FDA Issues Updated Advice about Eating Fish
The FDA has issued updated advice about eating fish that incorporates the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. Done in coordination with the EPA, this update revises the advice that was last issued in 2019.


October 20, 2021
FY 2019 Pesticide Report: Consistent with Trends Over the Past 8 Years, Pesticide Residue Levels Remain Low
The FDA has issued its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for FY 2019. The results are consistent with the trend of low levels of pesticide residue violations over the past 8  years.


October 18, 2021
FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness to Co-Host Food Safety Culture Webinar
The FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness, a non-profit public health organization, are collaborating on a webinar series that explores food safety culture, one of the core elements in FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative.


October 15, 2021
Release of 2019 Annual Report on the Sources of Foodborne Illness by the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration
In an ongoing effort to understand sources of foodborne illness in the United States, the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) collects and analyzes foodborne illness outbreak data for four pathogens - Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter - and specific foods and food categories that are responsible for foodborne illnesses in the United States. 


October 8, 2021
FDA Announces First Closer to Zero Action Plan Public Meeting
Today, the FDA announced the virtual public meeting: “Closer to Zero Action Plan: Impacts of Toxic Element Exposure and Nutrition at Different Crucial Developmental Stages” to receive stakeholder input.


October 7, 2021
FDA Releases Report on Findings from Sampling of Romaine Lettuce in Yuma, AZ
The FDA is releasing the findings of a sampling assignment for which FDA collected and tested romaine lettuce from commercial coolers in Yuma County, Arizona during February and March 2021.


October 6, 2021
FDA Assesses Impact of Whole Genome Sequencing Program
The FDA published a study on the effectiveness of the GenomeTrakr Whole Genome Sequencing Network, a scientific tool that helps the FDA detect, investigate and limit the spread of foodborne illness outbreaks linked to FDA-regulated foods.


September 23, 2021
Webinar to Showcase Winning Solutions in FDA’s Low- or No-Cost Food Traceability Challenge
A recording is available to watch the FDA’s webinar announcing the 12 winners of the FDA New Era of Smarter Food Safety Low- or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge.


September 3, 2021
FDA Hosts New Era of Smarter Food Safety Summit on E-Commerce
The FDA issued a Federal Register Notice to formally announce a three-day public meeting to discuss the safety of foods sold online and delivered directly to consumers.


September 1, 2021
FDA Upgrades Education Resource Library
The FDA has upgraded its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Education Resource Library to allow users to locate information faster and with more ease.


August 26, 2021
FDA Makes Available PFAS Testing Results from First Survey of Processed Foods
The FDA is making available per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) testing results from our first survey of nationally distributed processed foods, including several baby foods, collected for the Total Diet Study (TDS).


August 5, 2021
FDA Issues Letter to Industry on Fluorinated Polyethylene Food Contact Containers
The FDA issued a letter reminding industry that only certain fluorinated polyethylene containers are authorized for food contact use.


August 5, 2021
FDA Compliance Date for the Final Rule on Gluten-Free Labeling of Fermented and Hydrolyzed Foods Approaching
On August 13, 2020, the FDA released a final rule to establish compliance requirements for fermented and hydrolyzed, or foods that contain fermented or hydrolyzed ingredients, and bear the “gluten-free” claim.

July 27, 2021
FDA’s Second TechTalk Podcast Will Be on Whole Genome Sequencing
The FDA will air the second in a new quarterly podcast series that focuses on the development and use of new technologies to strengthen the ability of FDA, regulated industry, and others to accelerate prevention, speed outbreak response, and more swiftly adapt to crises that could affect the nation’s food supply.


July 1, 2021
FDA Releases Cyclospora Prevention, Response and Research Action Plan
The FDA released a Cyclospora Prevention, Response and Research Action Plan that outlines FDA’s strategy for reducing the public health burden of foodborne cyclosporiasis in the United States caused by Cyclospora cayetanensis (C. cayetanensis) in both domestically grown and imported produce.


June 30, 2021
FDA Issues Update on Recent Activities Pertaining to PFAS in Food
The FDA is continuing our efforts to better understand the occurrence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the food supply.


June 29, 2021
FDA Releases List of Guidance Topics for Foods Program
The FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR) released a list of draft and final guidance topics that are a priority for the FDA Foods Program to complete during the next 12 months.


June 17, 2021
FDA Issues Threshold of Regulation Exemption for Metal Carbides in Food Processing Equipment
The FDA issued a Threshold of Regulation (TOR) exemption for the use of metal carbides and metal carbide alloys as a component or ceramic coating in repeat-use applications such as parts in food processing equipment.


June 11, 2021
FDA Releases Investigation Findings Following Summer 2020 Outbreak Linked to Peaches
The FDA has released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in peaches. The FDA and multiple state and federal partners investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections that were linked to the consumption of peaches during the summer of 2020.


June 9, 2021
FDA Amends Standard of Identity for Yogurt
The FDA is issuing a final rule to amend and modernize the standard of identity for yogurt by allowing for greater flexibilities and technological advances in yogurt production.


June 7, 2021
FDA Releases Fact Sheets on FY 2022 Budget for Food Safety and Nutrition
The FDA is releasing four fact sheets outlining key investments for food safety and nutrition in the President’s FY 2022 Budget Request.


May 25, 2021
FDA Releases Results of FY20-2021 Romaine Lettuce Sampling Assignment
The FDA is releasing the findings of a sampling assignment that tested raw agricultural commodity romaine lettuce mostly at facilities and on farms in the Salinas, California, and Yuma, Arizona growing regions for the presence of pathogens that have been linked to outbreaks of foodborne illness.


May 13, 2021
FDA Issues Report Highlighting Salmonella Outbreak in Red Onions
The FDA has released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Newport outbreak that caused more than 1,600 reported illnesses in the U.S. and Canada between June and October 2020.


May 11, 2021
FDA to Implement Sampling Effort for Lettuce Grown in Salinas, Valley, California
The FDA will be collecting and testing samples of lettuce grown in California’s Salinas Valley from local commercial coolers from May through November 2021.


May 7, 2021
FDA Releases Report on Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Delis
The FDA has released its report on a study of foodborne illness risk factors in retail food store deli departments.

April 13, 2021
FDA Advises Companies Regarding Inadvertent Presence of Low Levels of Certain Genetically Engineered Canola Seeds
The FDA has been notified by BASF Agricultural Solutions and Nuseed that low levels of genetic material from two new varieties of canola seed that are currently under review by the FDA have been found in specific lots of canola seed and a small number of canola fields.


April 12, 2021
Update on the Protocol for the Development and Registration of Treatments for Preharvest Agricultural Water
Due to laboratory capacity concerns, the FDA has worked with the EPA to update the protocol that will aid in the development and registration of treatments for preharvest agricultural water.


April 8, 2021
FDA Shares Action Plan for Reducing Exposure to Toxic Elements from Foods for Babies and Young Children
The FDA announced “Closer to Zero”—the agency’s action plan for reducing exposure to toxic elements, including lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury, from foods for babies and young children.


April 6, 2021
FDA Takes Two Important Steps to Advance the Safety of Leafy Greens
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking two important steps to advance the safety of leafy greens.


March 30, 2021
FDA Extends Flexibility for Unique Facility Identifier Requirement for Food Facility Registration through December 2022
Domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States are required to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


March 16, 2021
FDA Releases Food Safety and Nutrition Survey Results
The FDA released the latest results of its Food Safety and Nutrition Survey (FSANS) designed to assess consumers’ awareness, knowledge, understanding and reported behaviors relating to a variety of food safety and nutrition related topics.


March 5, 2021
FDA Letter to Industry on Chemical Hazards, including Toxic Elements, in Food and Update on FDA Efforts to Increase the Safety of Foods for Babies and Young Children
The FDA is providing an update on our work to further reduce toxic elements in foods for babies and young children.


February 24, 2021
FDA Shares Resources for the Food and Agriculture Sector about COVID-19 Vaccination
The FDA published a new web page to share information and resources to help employers in the Food and Agriculture sector communicate about COVID-19 vaccination to their workforce. 


February 16, 2021
FDA Response to Questions About Levels of Toxic Elements in Baby Food, Following Congressional Report
The FDA takes exposure to toxic elements in the food supply extremely seriously, especially when it comes to protecting the health and safety of the youngest and most vulnerable in the population.


February 12, 2021
FDA Publishes Materials from Food Traceability Public Meetings, including Supply Chain Example
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a series of three virtual one-day public meetings at the end of 2020 to discuss the recently released proposed rule “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods” (Food Traceability Proposed Rule).


February 5, 2021
FDA Announces New Sampling Plan for Romaine Grown in the Yuma, Arizona Growing Region
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is launching an assignment to collect romaine lettuce samples from commercial coolers in the Yuma County, Arizona growing region during the current harvest season.

January 12, 2021
FDA Adds Clarifying Descriptions to the Food Traceability List; Publishes FAQ on Food Traceability Proposed Rule
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made two updates to its materials for stakeholders regarding the proposed rule, “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods” (Food Traceability Proposed Rule).


January 4, 2021
FDA Issues Uniform Compliance Date for Final Food Labeling Regulations
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that January 1, 2024, will be the uniform compliance date for final food labeling regulations that are issued in calendar years 2021 and 2022. This action does not change existing requirements for compliance dates contained in final rules published before January 1, 2021.

December 23, 2020
FDA Extends Period Before It Will Begin to Consider Comments on Draft Guidance for Industry on Voluntary Disclosure of Sesame When Added as Flavoring or Spice
The FDA is extending for 45 days the period before it will begin considering comments on its draft guidance regarding voluntary disclosure of sesame as an allergen. Comments should be submitted before February 25, 2021 to ensure that FDA considers them before beginning work on the final guidance.


December 22, 2020
FDA Warns Whole Foods Market After Repeated Food Recalls for Undeclared Allergens
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a warning letter issued to Whole Foods Market for a pattern of receiving and offering for sale misbranded food products necessitating a series of food recalls for allergens.


December 18, 2020

USDA Recalls

November 15, 2021
Shamrock Foods Company DBA Gold Canyon Meat Company Recalls Raw Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2021– Shamrock Foods Company, doing business as Gold Canyon Meat Company, a Phoenix, Ariz., establishment, is recalling approximately 6,876 pounds of raw ground beef patties because they...
November 10, 2021
Innovative Solutions, Inc. Recalls Chicken Patty Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2021 – Innovative Solutions, Inc., a Kent, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 97,887 pounds of raw ground chicken patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials...
November 10, 2021
Euro Foods Dba Citterio USA Corp. Recalls Salame Stick Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2021 – Euro Foods, a Freeland, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 119,091 pounds of salame stick products that may be contaminated with Salmonella the U.S. Department of...
October 29, 2021
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Salame Stick Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because Euro Foods, a Freeland, Penn. establishment, produced...
October 21, 2021
AFFCO USA Recalls Frozen Raw Lamb Products Imported Without Benefit of Import Inspection
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2021, AFFCO USA, Importer of Record in Jacksonville, Fla., is recalling approximately 24,461 pounds of frozen raw lamb shoulder products that were not presented for import re-inspection...