Manufacturing News

Regulatory Watch

August 5, 2004
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+


Flaw in BT Act?

The processed food industry is pointing to what it sees as a major flaw in the Bioterrosim Act. In an appearance before a House subcommittee, John Cady, President and CEO of the National Food Processors Association, said FDA's interim final rule for prior notice of imported food shipments prevents industry from importing research and development samples. If these samples are denied entry because of a lack of prior notice, he said, industry would be denied a "valuable tool for evaluating products and new product development." In finalizing the rule, Cady urged FDA to consider two changes: in rapid response to an incident, he said the agency should rely on the most readily available information from the companies involved, and not rely on FDA's review of records; and FDA should drop the requirement that companies maintain all required information at the production lot level.

Food borne illness cases dropping

The food industry is winning plaudits from the government for its efforts to reduce the risks of food borne illnesses. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety Elsa Murano says the proof is in the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USDA random testing of meat, poultry and egg products shows a statistically significant downward trend in illnesses from food borne pathogens.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Food Engineering Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

Podcasts

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.
More Podcasts

FSMA Audit

What is the is most important step you have taken to become ready for a FSMA audit?
View Results Poll Archive

Food Engineering

FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE FOOD ENGINEERING STORE

Food-Authentication-Flyer-(.gif
Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Food Master

Food Master Cover 2014Food Master 2014 is now available!

Where the buying process begins in the food and beverage manufacturing market. 

Visit www.foodmaster.com to learn more.

STAY CONNECTED

FE recent tweets

facebook_40.pngtwitter_40px.pngyoutube_40px.png linkedin_40px.pngGoogle +