Articles Tagged with ''FDA''

Manufacturing News

GRAS is crass: conflicts of interest abound

Manufacturers have added around 1,000 additives to the GRAS list without informing FDA.
September 11, 2013

 GRAS ingredients are exempt from FDA’s food additives rules. 


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Preventing economically motivated adulteration

Unfortunately, people and pets sometimes get hurt by consuming contaminated food and beverage products passed off as the real things.
September 11, 2013

Producers should set up an action plan, and be sure to verify all ingredients and food products before use. 


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Regulatory Watch

New FSMA rules published

September 11, 2013

 At the end of July, FDA published two proposed rules required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rules focus on the foreign supplier verification program (FSVP) and accreditation of third-party auditors.  


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Regulatory Watch

Strict guidelines for gluten-free labeling

September 11, 2013

Food manufacturers must now meet a strict set of definitions before they place “gluten-free” on labels. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has adopted a uniform standard that a food must meet all of the requirements of the definition, including containing less than 20 parts per million of gluten. 


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FDA study shows arsenic levels in rice too low to cause short-term health damage

The agency will continue investigating to determine potential long-term effects.
September 9, 2013
The agency will continue investigating to determine potential long-term effects.
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Taylor Farms resumes production after cyclospora outbreak

An FDA environmental health assessment of the company's processing faclities and farms found adequate food safety protocols.
August 28, 2013
An FDA environmental health assessment of the company's processing faclities and farms found adequate food safety protocols.
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TECH FLASH

Got gluten-free questions? Here are the answers

FDA released its new rule for gluten-free labeling earlier this month.
August 28, 2013

Class action attorney Kristen Polovoy answers common questions about the new rule.


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Undeclared allergens remain majority cause of recall incidents

About two-thirds of recalls involved undeclared allergens.
August 21, 2013
About two-thirds of recalls involved undeclared allergens.
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FDA to prepare environmental safety impact statement on proposed produce safety rule

Comments to help determine the scope of the statement are due by November 15, 2013.
August 20, 2013
Comments to help determine the scope of the statement are due by November 15, 2013.
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FDA to hold public meeting on FSMA imported food rules

The September meetings will be the first in a series of three on FSMA's import food safety rules.
August 19, 2013
The September meetings will be the first in a series of three on FSMA's import food safety rules.
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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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