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June 7, 2022
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March 30, 2022
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March 7, 2022
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Phillip Fruechting
December 22, 2021
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December 14, 2021
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September 24, 2021
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September 1, 2021
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July 9, 2021
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April 23, 2021
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Steven Honn
March 23, 2021
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February 24, 2021
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Erin Woodom-Coleman
December 18, 2020
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December 18, 2020
2020 RRT Annual Meeting Summary
November 3, 2020
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Julie Vosilus
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September 17, 2020
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July 23, 2020
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July 2, 2020
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June 18, 2020
PFP IT Workgroup Coffee Talk with Diane McDaniel
April 30, 2020
PFP IT Workgroup Newsletter (April 2020)
arch 26, 2020
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December 19, 2019
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May 27, 2022
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
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
Two updates have been made since the FDA first released the protocol in July 2020.
May 16, 2022
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
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
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