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FDA to announce extension of proposed FSMA rule comment periods

Comment periods for the proposed rules on mitigation strategies for intentional adulteration and the designation of high-risk foods for tracing.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Comment periods for the proposed rules on mitigation strategies for intentional adulteration and the designation of high-risk foods for tracing.
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Proposed FDA rule on sanitary transport out for comment

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 FDA has published a proposed rule requiring shippers that transport food to use sanitary transportation practices. The action is being taken to comply with provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act and covers shippers that use motor vehicles or rail. 


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Food Safety

Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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TECH FLASH

FDA agrees to deadline on FSMA implementation

A consent agreement will push back the original court-imposed timeline.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The final deadline for the rule on intentional adulteration will come in May 2016.


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FDA to host third public meeting on sanitary transportation FSMA rule

The meeting will be held March 20, 2014 in College Park, MD.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The meeting will be held March 20, 2014 in College Park, MD.


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TECH FLASH

FDA’s Michael Taylor to Congress: FSMA will fall short without more funding

However, industry opposes proposed measures to raise funds.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The 2014 omnibus budget does not contain the required funding, according to FDA.


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Out for comment: FSMA on food defense

The Proposed Rule on Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration is out for comment until the end of March.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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While FSMA sections on the Produce Safety Rule and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule have garnered the lion’s share of the news in the last few months, the Proposed Rule on Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration is out for comment until the end of March. Though no large-scale events have occurred, a few small ones have affected small groups of people for various, unrelated reasons.
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Food Safety

Automated cleaning and sanitation saves time, produces better results

CIP and COP systems benefit from automated washing systems that make use of spraying equipment matched to the right chemical media.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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With FSMA in place and many processors seeking GFSI certifications, effective cleaning and sanitation are more important than ever.
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FDA proposes FSMA rule on sanitary transportation

The rule is part of the implementation of the Sanitary Food Transportation Act, and is the final major rule of FSMA.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The rule is part of the implementation of the Sanitary Food Transportation Act, and is the final major rule of FSMA.
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As agriculture booms in Oregon, farmers fear food safety regulations

According to comments made at the Northwest Food Processors Association expo, many farmers are worried about new irrigation water rules.
By Shane O'Halloran
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According to comments made at the Northwest Food Processors Association expo, many farmers are worried about new irrigation water rules.
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