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

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

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

LAAF Application Portal Now Open
The FDA opened the application portal for accreditation bodies interested in participating the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program.


February 9, 2022
FDA Releases Guidance for Industry on Enforcement Approach to Human Food with Chlorpyrifos Residues Following EPA Tolerance Revocations
The FDA released “Questions and Answers Regarding Channels of Trade Policy for Human Food Commodities with Chlorpyrifos Residues: Guidance for Industry” to help food producers and processors who handle foods that may contain residues of the pesticide chemical chlorpyrifos.

 

January 31, 2022
FDA Releases List of 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 a list of draft and final guidance topics that are a priority for the FDA Foods Program to complete during the next 12 months.

 

January 26, 2022
FDA Reminds Produce Stakeholders of Prior Statement Regarding Enforcement Discretion for Agricultural Water Compliance Dates
The FDA wants to remind produce stakeholders that the Agency previously announced its intention to exercise enforcement discretion for all of the agricultural water requirements for covered produce (other than sprouts).

 

January 25, 2022
FDA Proposes New Rule to Revise Procedures and Update Reasons for Revoking the Authorization for Food Contact Substances
The FDA proposed a new rule to amend their regulation on how and when they may determine that a pre-market notification for a food contact substance is no longer effective.

 

January 14, 2022
FDA Issues Report Highlighting Salmonella Outbreak in Packaged Leafy Greens Produced in a Controlled Environment Agriculture Operation
The FDA released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that caused 31 reported illnesses and four hospitalizations in the U.S. between June and August 2021.

 

January 14, 2022
FDA Releases New Egg Regulatory Program Standards for Improving Egg and Egg Product Safety
The FDA and the National Egg Regulatory Officials are announcing a new program for state egg and egg product regulators entitled the Egg Regulatory Program Standards.

 

January 6, 2022
FDA to Hold Public Meetings to Discuss Proposed Changes to Agricultural Water Requirements in the Produce Safety Rule
The FDA will be holding two virtual public meetings on the recently released proposed rule “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption Relating to Agricultural Water.”

 

January 5, 2022
The FDA’s Faster and Easier Reportable Food Registry Process Will Lead to Better Data and a Safer Food Supply.
The FDA published a new, interactive public data dashboard that allows anyone to view historical data from the Reportable Food Registry (RFR), an essential tool that the food industry uses to alert the FDA of a dangerous food product.

 

December 23, 2021
FDA Issues Draft Compliance Policy Guide for Decomposition and Histamine in Scombrotoxin (Histamine)-forming Fish and Fishery Products
The FDA is issuing a draft Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) that revises the current CPG Sec.540.525 on decomposition and histamine in fish and fishery products.

 

December 21, 2021
FDA Updates Guidances that Explain Certain Exemptions from FSMA
The FDA updated three guidance documents for food producers covered by the FDA’s regulations for Juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Seafood HACCP, and Low-Acid Canned Foods to explain the connection between the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and pre-FSMA regulations.

 

December 9, 2021
FDA Releases Plan, Independent Review to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response
Foodborne disease remains a significant public health problem in the United States. Today, the FDA released the Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan to enhance the speed, effectiveness, coordination, and communication of investigation into outbreaks of foodborne illness.

 

December 2, 2021
FDA Proposes Changes to Agricultural Water Requirements in the Produce Safety Rule
The FDA published a proposed rule that would revise subpart E of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule to change certain pre-harvest agricultural water requirements for covered produce other than sprouts.

 

December 1, 2021
FDA Issues Final Rule for Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule establishing the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program as required by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

 

November 9, 2021
FDA Releases FSANS Explorer for the Food Safety and Nutrition Survey Results
The FDA released FSANS Explorer, a web-based tool that allows users to interact with the Food Safety and Nutrition Survey data at any time to find answers to their specific questions.

 

November 1, 2021
FDA Issues Guidance on Temporary Marketing Permits
The FDA issued guidance to industry on the Temporary Marketing Permit (TMP) process. The guidance helps clarify, streamline, and improve the efficiency of the TMP application process.


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&nb

USDA Recalls

May 20, 2022
Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. Recalls A Ready-To-Eat Bacon Topping Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2022 – Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., a Sioux Center, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 185,610 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) bacon topping products that may be contaminated with...
May 18, 2022
America New York Ri Wang Food Group Co., Ltd Recalls Ready to Eat Pork Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2022 – America New York Ri Wang Food Group Co., Ltd., a Bay Shore, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 14,635 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) sausage sticks and...
May 18, 2022
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ready-To-Eat Ham Product Due to Possible Processing Deviation
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) ham product because the product...
May 13, 2022
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Weis Markets’ Ready-To-Eat General Tso Chicken Meals Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that Weis Markets’ ready-to-eat (RTE)...
May 11, 2022
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Foreign Material Contamination
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for raw ground beef products due to concerns...