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

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 24, 2022
FDA Issues 2022 Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards
The FDA issued the 2022 edition of the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards to detail the key elements of an effective retail food regulatory program for state, local, tribal and territorial regulatory agencies.

 

August 11, 2022
FDA Releases Spanish and English Paper-Based Versions of the Agricultural Water Assessment Builder Tool
The FDA released paper-based versions of its agricultural water assessment builder tool in both English and Spanish. The user-friendly, online tool helps farms understand the proposed requirements for an agricultural water assessment in the Agricultural Water Proposed Rule.

 

August 10, 2022
FDA Issues Final Guidance for Shell Egg Producers who Provide Laying Hens with Access to Areas Outside the Poultry House
The FDA issued final guidance for shell egg producers on how to comply with certain provisions in the final rule titled “Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation” (egg rule).

 

August 10, 2022
FDA Releases FY2020 Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report
The FDA made available its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for Fiscal Year 2020, summarizing findings from the program’s monitoring of human and animal foods in FY2020.


July 29, 2022
FDA Infant Formula Update
The FDA provided an update on additional steps it has taken that will lead to more infant formula available in the U.S. under the agency’s recent increased flexibilities.

 

July 25, 2022
FDA Shares Updates on Cyclospora Prevention and Research Efforts
The FDA released new updates detailing the agency’s Cyclospora prevention and research efforts to combat foodborne illness.

 

July 22, 2022
Food Facilities Invited to Join “How To” Webinar on Registration and Renewal as Biennial Food Facility Registration Period Approaches
The FDA will present a webinar for stakeholders on August 11, 2022, to discuss Food Facility Registration, Biennial Renewal, and obtaining an acceptable Unique Facility Identifier.

 

July 22, 2022
FDA Works to Enhance the Safety of Berries
Consistent with the FDA’s commitment to enhance produce safety, the FDA is developing a food safety prevention strategy to enhance the safety of fresh and frozen berries.

 

July 18, 2022
FDA Proposes Compliance Date Extension for Pre-Harvest Agricultural Water Requirements
The FDA issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the compliance dates for the pre-harvest agricultural water provisions as outlined in the 2021 agricultural water proposed rule.

 

July 12, 2022
FDA Releases a Public Registry of Recognized Accreditation Bodies under the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods Program: Laboratories May Now Apply
The FDA announced its recognition of six accreditation bodies under the LAAF program, under which accreditation bodies may accredit laboratories to the standards established in the final rule on Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods.


June 30, 2022
FDA Releases Update of 2022 Priority 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 an updated list of draft and final guidance topics that are a priority for the FDA Foods Program to complete during 2022.

 

June 24, 2022
FDA Recognizes JANAAC as an Accreditation Body Under FSMA-Accredited Third Party Certification Program
The FDA announced that is has recognized Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) as an accreditation body under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for a period of five years.

 

June 6, 2022
FDA Releases New Resource Page for Human and Animal Food Producers Affected by Flooding and Severe Weather Incidents
The FDA released a new online resource page for human and animal food producers affected by flooding and severe weather incidents such as hurricanes or tropical storms.

 

June 2, 2022
FDA Launches New Dietary Supplement Education Initiative
The FDA launched a new education initiative titled “Supplement Your Knowledge” to broaden public understanding of dietary supplements.

 

May 27, 2022

FDA Efforts to Result in Millions of Additional Bottles of Infant Formula to Further Increase U.S. Supply

The FDA provided an update on additional steps it has taken that will lead to more infant formula on U.S. store shelves in the coming weeks and months.

 

May 19, 2022

FDA Limits the Use of Certain Phthalates in Food Packaging and Issues Request for Information About Current Food Contact Uses and Safety Data

The FDA issued responses to two food additive petitions and a citizen petition requesting agency action on phthalates in food contact applications.

 

May 17, 2022

FDA Updates Protocol for the Development and Registration of Treatments for Preharvest Agricultural Water

Two updates have been made since the FDA first released the protocol in July 2020.

 

May 16, 2022

FDA to Provide Flexibility to Manufacturers to Increase Infant Formula Supplies

The FDA issued a guidance to manufacturers of infant formula to announce the agency’s intention to temporarily exercise enforcement discretion, on a case-by-case basis, for certain requirements that apply to infant formula.

 

May 13, 2022

FDA Issues Final Guidance for Seeds used for Sprouting

The FDA issued a final guidance titled “Reducing Microbial Food Safety Hazards in the Production of Seed for Sprouting: Guidance for Industry.” The guidance outlines FDA’s serious concerns over foodborne illness outbreaks associated with the consumption of raw and lightly-cooked sprouts and provides firms with recommended steps to prevent adulteration throughout the production chain of seed for sprouting.

April 27, 2022
FDA Issues Draft Guidance to Industry on Action Levels for Lead in Juice
The FDA issued draft guidance to industry providing action levels for lead in single-strength (ready to drink) apple juice and in other single-strength juices and juice blends. The draft action levels support the agency’s broader effort to reduce exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury from foods.

 

April 18, 2022
FDA and USDA Scientists Research Seasonal Effects Linked to E.coli Outbreaks in Bagged Romaine
Scientists from the FDA and USDA have been working collaboratively and are making significant progress to understand the seasonal effects and other factors that may be contributing to outbreaks of E.coli O157:H7 linked to bagged romaine lettuce.

 

April 18, 2022
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Evaluating the Public Health Importance of Food Allergens Other Than the Major Food Allergens
The FDA issued a draft guidance for FDA staff and other stakeholders that, when finalized, will outline the FDA’s thinking on its approach when evaluating the public health importance of food allergens that are not one of the major food allergens identified by law in the U.S.

 

April 13, 2022
FDA Issues Final Guidance for Industry on Reconditioning Fish and Fishery Products by Segregation
The FDA issued a final guidance titled “Reconditioning Fish and Fishery Products by Segregation for Industry” that provides clarification and recommendations.

 

March 28, 2022
Update on Inadvertent Presence of Low Levels of Certain Genetically Engineered Canola Seeds
The FDA completed voluntary pre-market consultations of two canola varieties that are genetically altered to produce certain omega-3 long chain fatty acids.

 

March 21, 2022
FDA Launches Agricultural Water Assessment Builder to Help Farms Understand Agricultural Water Proposed Rule Requirements
The FDA released a new user-friendly online Agricultural Water Assessment Builder tool to help farms understand the proposed requirements for an agricultural water assessment.

 

March 14, 2022
FDA Reopens the Comment Period on Draft Compliance Policy Guide for Decomposition and Histamine in Scombrotoxin (Histamine)-forming Fish and Fishery Products
In response to a request from stakeholders, the FDA reopened the comment period for the draft “Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 540.525 Scombrotoxin (Histanine)-forming Fish and Fishery Products – Decomposition and Histamine” that was published on December 27, 2021 (86 FR 73295).

 

March 11, 2022
FDA Issues Guidance on Enforcement Discretion Policies for Certain FSMA Regulations
The FDA issued guidance on its intent not to enforce certain provisions of five rules that implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

 

February 24, 2022
Update on FDA’s Continuing Efforts to Understand and Reduce Exposure to PFAS from Foods
The FDA issued new test results that are part of their work to better understand and reduce potential exposure to PFAS from foods.


February 11, 2022

USDA Recalls

September 24, 2022
Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. Recalls Various Ready-to-Eat Meat Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2022 – Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., an Albers, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 87,382 pounds of various ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products that may be adulterated with...
September 23, 2022
Empanadas Valrico Inc. Recalls Beef and Chicken Empanada Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2022 – Empanadas Valrico Inc., a Sarasota, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,247 pounds of beef and chicken empanada products that were produced without the benefit of...
September 17, 2022
Valley International Cold Storage Acquisition, LLC, Recalls Frozen Beef Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens
EDITORS NOTE: Sept. 20, 2022 — This recall release has been updated to include a photo of the inkjet label printed on the end flap of the carton. Additionally, the...
September 16, 2022
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Chicken Entree Products Due To Misbranding And An Undeclared Allergen
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that the raw, ready-to-cook chicken...
September 10, 2022
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Specific Ground Beef In HelloFresh Meal Kits Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that ground beef products in...