FDA Requests Information Relevant to the Use of NAC as a Dietary Supplement
by FDA on November 24, 2021 at 3:43 pm
FDA is requesting information on the past use of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) in products marketed as dietary supplements.
FDA Releases Food Safety and Nutrition Survey Results
by FDA on November 9, 2021 at 4:47 pm
The FDA is releasing the latest results of its Food Safety and Nutrition Survey (FSANS) designed to assess consumers’ awareness, knowledge, understanding and reported behaviors relating to a variety of food safety and nutrition related topics.
FDA Issues Guidance on Temporary Marketing Permits
by FDA on November 1, 2021 at 1:30 pm
FDA issued guidance to industry on the Temporary Marketing Permit process to help clarify, streamline, and improve the efficiency of the application process.
FDA Issues Updated Advice about Eating Fish
by FDA on October 28, 2021 at 3:06 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued updated advice about eating fish that incorporates the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), 2020-2025.
FDA Releases Data from the Agency’s 2021 Testing of Talc-Containing Cosmetic Products for Asbestos
by FDA on October 25, 2021 at 4:46 pm
FDA has released the results of the agency’s most recent sampling assignment testing talc-containing cosmetic products for the presence of asbestos.
FY 2019 Pesticide Report: Consistent with Trends Over the Past 8 Years, Pesticide Residue Levels Remain Low
by FDA on October 20, 2021 at 4:10 pm
FDA has issued its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for FY 2019.
FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness To Co-Host Food Safety Culture Webinar
by FDA on October 18, 2021 at 1:13 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration 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.
Release of 2019 Annual Report on the Sources of Foodborne Illness by the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration
by FDA on October 15, 2021 at 2:51 pm
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 Campylobacter.
FDA Encourages Food and Agriculture Workers to Get Vaccinated Against Flu and COVID-19
by FDA on October 14, 2021 at 1:45 pm
The FDA encourages food and agricultural workers to protect themselves by getting an annual flu vaccination and a COVID-19 vaccination.
FDA Issues Sodium Reduction Final Guidance
by FDA on October 13, 2021 at 12:48 pm
FDA is issuing final guidance for the food industry that provides voluntary, short-term sodium reduction targets for a broad range of processed, packaged and prepared foods to help reduce the amount of sodium in the U.S. food supply.
FDA Announces First Closer to Zero Action Plan Public Meeting
by FDA on October 8, 2021 at 1:24 pm
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the scope of our action plan as it relates to the impacts of toxic element exposure and nutrition at different crucial developmental stages on growth and development.
FDA Releases Report on Findings from Sampling of Romaine Lettuce in Yuma, AZ
by FDA on October 7, 2021 at 4:52 pm
The FDA is releasing the findings of a sampling assignment for which FDA collected and tested romaine lettuce from commercial coolers in Yuma County, Arizona during February and March 2021.
FDA Assesses Impact of Whole Genome Sequencing Program
by FDA on October 6, 2021 at 6:01 pm
FDA published a study on the effectiveness of the GenomeTrakr Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) Network.
Webinar to Showcase Winning Solutions in FDA’s Low- or No-Cost Food Traceability Challenge
by FDA on September 23, 2021 at 5:59 pm
FDA announces the 12 winners of the FDA New Era of Smarter Food Safety Low- or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge. From the time the challenge was launched on June 1, 2021 until the submission window closed on July 30, 2021, there were 90 submissions.
FDA and FTC Send Warning Letters to 10 Companies for Illegally Selling Dietary Supplements Claiming to Treat Diabetes
by FDA on September 9, 2021 at 5:02 pm
The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued warning letters to 10 companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent diabetes.
FDA Hosts New Era of Smarter Food Safety Summit on E-Commerce
by FDA on September 3, 2021 at 1:09 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Federal Register Notice to formally announce a three-day public meeting to discuss the safety of foods sold online and delivered directly to consumers.
FDA Upgrades Education Resource Library
by FDA on September 1, 2021 at 2:54 pm
FDA has upgraded its (CFSAN) Education Resource Library to allow users to locate information faster and with more ease.
Resources for Food Producers in Areas Flooded from Hurricane Ida
by FDA on August 27, 2021 at 9:04 pm
FDA has several resources to help growers who may be affected by the impacts to their crops from severe weather conditions.
FDA Makes Available PFAS Testing Results from First Survey of Processed Foods
by FDA on August 26, 2021 at 1:28 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is making available per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) testing results from our first survey of nationally distributed processed foods, including several baby foods, collected for the Total Diet Study (TDS).
The Food Safety Partnership Between the U.S. and Mexico Reports Progress at First Annual Meeting
by FDA on August 23, 2021 at 3:01 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported continuing progress to ensure the safety of food imported from Mexico at the virtual annual meeting of the Food Safety Partnership (FSP), held on August 20, 2021.