Articles Tagged with ''FDA''

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Debate over trans fats continues

Several industry groups have requested more time to submit comments.
January 10, 2014
Food manufacturers want more time to comment on FDA’s early November preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. FDA’s preliminary determination is based on available scientific evidence, and the agency has requested stakeholder comments by January 7, 2014.
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FDA extends comment period on trans fat rules

The agency says the extension is in response to multiple stakeholder requests.
December 19, 2013
The agency says the extension is in response to multiple stakeholder requests.
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FDA extends comment period for draft risk profile on pathogens and filth in spices

The new deadline will be March 4, 2014.
December 17, 2013
The new deadline will be March 4, 2014.
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TECH FLASH

USDA terminates proposed leafy greens marketing agreement

Pending FSMA legislation complicated the proposal, which was first proposed four years ago.
December 16, 2013

The set of standards was based on the California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements.


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TECH FLASH

Safety and Speed: FSMA on the packaging line

As manufacturers look to meet safety standards, demand for modular designs and efficient machinery increases.
December 16, 2013

Here’s what you need to know about FSMA and the packaging line.


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FDA announces phase out of antimicrobials in food production animals

The plan will engage veterinary oversight in determing appropriate therapeutic uses for the drugs.
December 12, 2013

The plan will engage veterinary oversight in determing appropriate therapeutic uses for the drugs.


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TECH FLASH

Q+A: Hygienic packaging for the productivity bottom line

Food safety means making sure packaging meets hygiene requirements.
November 25, 2013

Production efficiency doesn’t have to suffer to meet safety requirements.


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FDA recalls more than double in Q3, says ExpertRECALL

The most recent index says 7 million food units were recalled by FDA in the third quarter.
November 21, 2013
The most recent index says 7 million food units were recalled by FDA in the third quarter.
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FDA extends comment period for proposed FSMA rules

The comment period for proposed Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors rules were extended by two months.
November 20, 2013
The comment period for proposed Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors rules were extended by two months.
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Importer definition needed under FSMA

Both retailers and wholesalers source directly from international suppliers, leading to confusion under the rule.
November 15, 2013
Both retailers and wholesalers source directly from international suppliers, leading to confusion under the rule.
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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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