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September 14, 2023
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (September 2023)

August 28, 2023
PFP IT WG Coffee Talk with Matt Colson

August 23, 2023
FDA Names First Deputy Commissioner for Proposed Unified Human Foods Program

July 19, 2023
U.S. Food and Drug Administration With State Regulatory Partners Achieve Major Milestone of Accepting 1,000 Non-Contract Inspections

July 11, 2023
Food Safety Magazine - Recall Partners Expand Recall Integration Efforts Nationwide

June 20, 2023
Food Safety for Food Security - How FDA and State Agriculture Departments Meet Global Food Safety and Supply Needs

June 2, 2023
ORA DX Training Overview Knowledge Article

June 1, 2023
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (June 2023)

May 26, 2023
Foodborne Illness Investigation Overview for Industry

May 18, 2023
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Barbara Cassens

May 2, 2023
Laboratory Flexible Funding Model Overview Video

April 20, 2023
State Liaison Bridging the Gap Video Series

March 28, 2023
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (March 2023)

March 10, 2023
Announcing New Governing Council Member - Bailey Whiten

March 6, 2023
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Tim Mueller

February 14, 2023
Domestic Mutual Reliance and Non-Contract Inspections in Iowa

January 31, 2023
FDA Proposes Redesign of Human Foods Program to Enhance Coordinated Prevention and Response Activities

December 28, 2022
FDA Releases 2022 Version of Food Code

December 20, 2022
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (December 2022)

December 7, 2022
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Robyn Randolph

December 5, 2022
Domestic Mutual Reliance Formally Expands to Three More States

September 26, 2022
Register Now: Commissioner of Food and Drugs to address conference of state agriculture officials on Sept. 28th

September 20, 2022
FDA Announces a New Cooperative Agreement Program for Building an Integrated IT Infrastructure for State Regulatory Program 

September 13, 2022
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (September 2022)

September 13, 2022
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with David Kamal

June 17, 2022
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (June 2022)

June 7, 2022
Celebrating World Food Safety Day

June 7, 2022
PFP IT Workgroup Tech Talk on Sample Data Sharing by Lauren Yeung

June 7, 2022
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Richard Beckstrand

March 30, 2022
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (March 2022)

March 7, 2022
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Phillip Fruechting

February 18, 2022
Food Safety Matters Podcast Ep. 112: Rodgers, Mettler, Waller: FDA and Utah on an Integrated Workforce through Mutual Reliance

February 11, 2022
OP Announces Release of New Promotional Video: "National Regulatory Program Standards"

January 6, 2022
New Interactive Public Data Dashboard from the Reportable Food Registry

December 22, 2021
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (December 2021)

December 14, 2021
NEW Best Practices for FDA and State Recall Coordinators

December 7, 2021
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Jennifer Pierquet (Part A)

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

August 31, 2023

FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness to Co-Host Webinar on Facing Food Safety Challenges

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

FDA Signs Partnership with Ecuador to Enhance Safety of Shrimp Imports

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 to Hold Virtual Public Meeting and Listening Sessions on Strategies to Reduce Added Sugars Consumption in the United States

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

FDA Completes Final Administrative Actions on Partially Hydrogenated Oils in Foods

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

FDA Announces Public Meeting to Modernize Recalls of FDA-Regulated Commodities

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

FDA Responds to Petition on Phthalates in Food Packaging and Food Contact Applications

The FDA denied a petition requesting that the agency reconsider its denial of a citizen petition issued on May 19, 2022.


July 13, 2023

FDA Updates Duration of Enforcement Discretion Policies in Two COVID-19 Era FSMA Guidances

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

Strengthening the Security and Resilience of U.S. Food and Agriculture: 120-Day Interim Risk Review

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

FDA Update on Post-market Assessment of Certain Food Ingredients

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.

June 30, 2023
FDA Provides an Update on Cyclospora Research, Prevention and Response Efforts

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.


May 10, 2023
FDA Redesigns Infant Formula Resource Page
The FDA published a redesigned webpage to better organize content related to infant formula. The page is intended to help both consumers and industry access information more easily.


April 27, 2023
FDA Issues Report Highlighting Salmonella Outbreak in Cantaloupe During Summer of 2022
The FDA released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that caused 87 reported illnesses and 32 hospitalizations in the U.S. between July and September 2022.


April 21, 2023
FDA Issues Request for Information on Food Labeling in Online Grocery Shopping
The FDA issued a Request for Information (RFI) to learn more about the content, format, and accuracy of food labeling information provided through online grocery shopping platforms.


April 19, 2023
FDA Released New “Feed Your Mind” Education Materials on GMOs for Consumers
The FDA released new “Feed Your Mind” educational materials to provide science-based information on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). “Feed Your Mind” is an education initiative launched in 2020 to help increase consumer understanding of GMOs and was developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


April 13, 2023
FDA Issues Letter to Industry on the Food Safety Risks of Transferring Genes for Proteins that are Food Allergens to New Plant Varieties Used for Food
The FDA issued a letter reminding developers and manufacturers of new plant varieties who intend to transfer genes for proteins that are food allergens (including allergens from foods identified as major food allergens) into new plant varieties used for food of the relevant legal requirements for these products.


April 7, 2023
FDA Proposes to Permit Salt Substitutes to Reduce Sodium in Standardized Foods
The proposed rule to amend the standards of identity (SOIs) to permit the use of salt substitutes in foods for which salt is a required or optional ingredient is on display today in the Federal Register; comment due date is August 8, 2023.

March 24, 2023
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Dietary Guidance Statements on Food Labels
The FDA issued draft guidance to provide industry with the agency’s current thinking on how and when to use Dietary Guidance Statements in food labeling, and to ensure that Dietary Guidance Statements promote good nutrition and nutritious dietary practices.


March 21, 2023
FDA Releases FDA Activities for the Safety of Imported Seafood
The report shares the comprehensive approach the FDA is taking to ensure that imported seafood consumed in the U.S. meets food safety requirements and the standards of domestically produced seafood.


March 10, 2023
FDA Issues Federal Register Notice to Announce Status of COVID-19 Guidance Documents When Public Health Emergency Expires

USDA Recalls

September 25, 2023
Del Valle Import and Export, LLC, Recalls Ineligible Pork Chicharrones Product Imported From Honduras
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2023 – Del Valle Import and Export, LLC, a distributor and importer located in Kenner, La., is recalling approximately 1,271 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork chicharrones product...
September 23, 2023
Green Valley Foods Recalls Frozen Meat Pizza Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2023 – Green Valley Foods, a Devils Lake, N.D. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,062 pounds of frozen meat pizza products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the...
September 16, 2023
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Canned Meat Product Due to Possible Under Processing
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2023 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for canned meat product due to under processing...
September 15, 2023
American Foods Group, LLC Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O103 Contamination
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2023 - American Foods Group, LLC, doing business as Green Bay Dressed Beef, LCC, a Green Bay, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 58,281 pounds of ground beef...
September 13, 2023
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Kirkland Signature Chicken Tortilla Soup Product Due to Misbranding
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2023 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for a ready-to-eat (RTE) Kirkland Signature chicken tortilla...