FDA Issues Letter to Industry on Fluorinated Polyethylene Food Contact Containers
by FDA on August 5, 2021 at 3:52 pm
FDA issued a letter reminding industry that only certain fluorinated polyethylene containers are authorized for food contact use.
FDA Compliance Date for the Final Rule on Gluten-Free Labeling of Fermented and Hydrolyzed Foods Approaching
by FDA on August 5, 2021 at 2:24 pm
The compliance date is August 13, 2021 for the final rule on gluten-free labeling of fermented and hydrolyzed foods.
FDA’s Second TechTalk Podcast Will Be on Whole Genome Sequencing
by FDA on July 27, 2021 at 2:59 pm
This podcast will explore the potential of this scientific tool to transform food safety. One of the goals of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint is to facilitate opportunities to speed whole genome sequencing (WGS) of disease-causing bacteria (pathogens) by public and private laboratories.
FDA Announces FY2022 User Fee Rates for the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program and the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program
by FDA on July 27, 2021 at 12:57 pm
Fiscal year (FY) 2022 user fee rates for importers approved to participate in the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), and accreditation and certification bodies interested in participating in the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program (TPP).
Recent FDA Action on Dietary Supplements Labeled as Containing DMBA
by FDA on July 22, 2021 at 7:09 pm
FDA issued warning letters to 14 companies regarding 17 products that identify DMBA as a dietary ingredient.
FDA and USDA Collaborate to Present Webinars on FSMA Produce Safety Rule to Produce Exporters in Latin America
by FDA on July 9, 2021 at 8:12 pm
Throughout July and August, the FDA will offer Webinars followed by live Q&A sessions on the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for stakeholders in Latin America.
FDA Issues Industry Guidance on Oversight of Food Products Covered by Systems Recognition Arrangements
by FDA on July 9, 2021 at 4:27 pm
FDA issued the draft gudiance that addresses how the agency plans to adjust its regulatory oversight activities for covered foods imported from countries that have been determined to produce similar food safety outcomes through an FDA assessment.
Resources for Food Producers in Areas Flooded from Tropical Storm Elsa
by FDA on July 6, 2021 at 5:52 pm
FDA CFSAN has several resources to help growers who may be affected by the impacts to their crops from severe weather conditions.
FDA Releases Cyclospora Prevention, Response and Research Action Plan
by FDA on July 1, 2021 at 5:50 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a Cyclospora Prevention, Response and Research Action Plan that outlines FDA’s strategy for reducing the public health burden of foodborne cyclosporiasis in the United States caused by Cyclospora cayetanensis (C. cayetanensis)
FDA Issues Update on Recent Activities Pertaining to PFAS in Food
by FDA on June 30, 2021 at 2:05 pm
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing our efforts to better understand the occurrence of PFAS in the food supply. Today we are sharing updates on our work in this emerging area of science.
FDA Releases List of Guidance Topics for Foods Program
by FDA on June 29, 2021 at 3:32 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR) released a list of draft and final human food guidance topics that are a priority to complete during the next 12 months.
Resources for Food Producers in Areas Flooded from Tropical Storm Claudette
by FDA on June 23, 2021 at 12:51 pm
FDA has several resources to help growers who may be affected by the impacts to their crops from severe weather conditions.
FDA Issues Threshold of Regulation Exemption for Metal Carbides in Food Processing Equipment
by FDA on June 17, 2021 at 4:55 pm
FDA issued a Threshold of Regulation exemption for the use of metal carbides as a component or ceramic coating in repeat-use applications such as parts in food processing equipment.
FDA Releases Investigation Findings Following Summer 2020 Outbreak Linked to Peaches
by FDA on June 11, 2021 at 4:55 pm
While investigators did not find the outbreak strain, and the strains of Salmonella found during this outbreak were not linked to any clinical illnesses, the findings suggest that adjacent animal operations (both poultry and cattle) were likely contributing factors.
FDA Amends Standard of Identity for Yogurt
by FDA on June 9, 2021 at 1:40 pm
FDA is issuing a final rule to amend and modernize the standard of identity for yogurt by allowing for greater flexibilities and technological advances in yogurt production.
FDA Releases Fact Sheets on FY 2022 Budget for Food Safety and Nutrition
by FDA on June 7, 2021 at 3:41 pm
The FDA is releasing four fact sheets outlining key investments for food safety and nutrition in the President’s FY 2022 Budget Request. The budget provides increases to core food safety programs as well as emerging issues of concern.
FDA Marks World Food Safety Day 2021: ‘Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow’
by FDA on June 7, 2021 at 1:03 pm
The FDA is marking this event and providing resources to help consumers avoid foodborne illness. The World Food Safety Day page on fda.gov provides information on how to reduce your risk and how to participate in this global event.
FDA and FTC Send Warning Letters to Five Companies for Illegally Selling Dietary Supplements Claiming to Treat Infertility
by FDA on May 28, 2021 at 2:49 pm
FDA posted warning letters to five companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that claim to treat infertility.
FDA Concludes Consultation on Pink Flesh Pineapple
by FDA on May 27, 2021 at 4:40 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has completed its evaluation of a variety of pineapple genetically engineered by Del Monte Fresh Produce (DMFP) to have pink flesh, concluding that there are no unresolved safety or regulatory questions about the pineapple.
FDA Releases Results of FY20-FY21 Romaine Lettuce Sampling Assignment
by FDA on May 25, 2021 at 4:55 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is releasing the findings of a sampling assignment that tested raw agricultural commodity romaine lettuce.