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January 30, 2024

FDA Publishes Revised Draft Introduction and Appendix to the Preventive Controls for Human Food Guidance

The FDA released a revised draft Introduction and Appendix 1 to the multi-chapter draft guidance for industry titled “Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food: Draft Guidance for Industry” (PCHF Draft Guidance).


January 25, 2024

FDA Lists Regulations Under Development and Updates Priority Guidance Topics for Foods Program

To increase transparency and assist stakeholders by highlighting its regulatory agenda, the FDA’s Foods Program posted a new website listing regulations it plans to publish by October 2024 and longer-term regulations it is prioritizing for publication at a later date.


January 24, 2024

FDA Launches Tech-Enabled Traceability Video Series

The FDA published its first video in an educational series focused on how food companies’ use of tech-enabled traceability can enhance food safety and protect consumers from foodborne illness.


January 8, 2024

FDA Releases the CORE 2022 Annual Report: Investigations of Foodborne Outbreaks and Adverse Events in FDA-Regulated Foods

The FDA Coordinated Outbreak Response & Evaluation (CORE) Network released its first annual report summarizing the investigations of foodborne outbreaks and adverse events in FDA-regulated human foods for the 2022 calendar year.

December 31, 2023

Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Certain Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Powdered Infant Formula Products

The FDA alerted parents, caregivers, and health care providers that Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition had voluntarily recalled certain Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder products due to possible contamination.


December 13, 2023

FDA Provides Update on Actions to Strengthen the Safety and Supply Chain Resiliency of Infant Formula

The FDA provided an update on actions the agency has taken, and those underway, to strengthen the safety and resiliency of the supply of nutritious infant formula.


December 13, 2023

FDA Completes Final Administrative Actions on Partially Hydrogenated Oils in Foods

The FDA announced that December 22, 2023 is the effective date for the direct final rule regarding the revocation of uses of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in food.

November 30, 2023

FDA Rolls Out Third Wave of New FAQs and Tools for the Food Traceability Rule to Assist Stakeholders

The FDA rolled out new tools and frequently asked questions that will continue to inform stakeholders about the Food Traceability Rule and help covered entities come into compliance.


November 22, 2023

FDA Shares Information on Redundancy Risk Management Plans for Critical Food Manufacturers

The FDA published a new resource for industry on the new requirement for manufacturers of critical foods to develop a redundancy risk management plan.


November 17, 2023
FDA Updates Leafy Green STEC Action Plan

The FDA updated its Leafy Green STEC Action Plan (LGAP). The LGAP was first released in 2020 following a number of reoccurring outbreaks linked to leafy greens that were caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).


November 2, 2023

FDA Proposed Rule to Revoke Regulation Allowing the Use of Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) in Food
The FDA proposed to revoke the regulation authorizing the use of brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in food, an action that is part of the agency’s regulatory authority over ingredients added to food, which includes reassessing previously evaluated food ingredients and addressing safety concerns.

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

FDA Finalizes Draft Guidance for Sprout Operations under the Produce Safety Rule, Releases Certain Sections as Revised Draft Guidance

The FDA released two guidance documents that outline recommendations for how sprout operations may comply with the Produce Safety Rule.


September 26, 2023

FDA Releases Two New Chapters of Draft Guidance for the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule

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.


September 18, 2023
FDA to Hold Virtual Public Meeting and Listening Sessions on Strategies to Reduce Added Sugars Consumption in the United States

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

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

USDA Recalls

February 15, 2024
Don Novo & Son Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2024 – Don Novo & Son, a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 9,330 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes...
February 12, 2024
Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Charcuterie Meat Products Due to Possible Under Processing
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2024 – Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., a Mount Olive, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat charcuterie products containing Coppa that may be...
February 8, 2024
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Ready-To-Eat Poultry Products Containing FDA-Regulated Dairy Products That Have Been Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
Editor’s Note: Feb. 9, 2024 – Details of this public health alert were updated to reflect additional products affected by the dairy products that have been recalled due to possible...
February 7, 2024
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Frozen Ready-To-Eat Chicken Pilaf Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns of a frozen ready-to-eat (RTE)...
February 3, 2024
Hormel Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Spiced Deli Ham Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2024 - Hormel Foods, an Austin, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 945 pounds of ready-to-eat spiced deli ham products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen, the U.S...