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Cantaloupe Listeria contamination calls for FDA control of US auditors

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As with any outbreak, the Jensen Farms Listeria outbreak last summer and fall, which sickened 148 people in 28 states and killed 30 people, probably could have been prevented if Jensen Farms had maintained its facilities in accordance with existing FDA guidance.


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FDA oversight lacking in US food facility inspections

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Since 2004, FDA has relied increasingly on states to conduct inspections.
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How safe is apple juice?

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Arsenic levels in imported apple juice have caused some concern.
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FDA bans extra-label use of cephalosporin drugs

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Center for Food Safety sees the move as an important step in preventing resistant organisms.
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Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute for Food Safety and Health will coordinate a national food safety alliance designed to assist food processors with FSMA regulations.

National safety alliance to help industry with FSMA compliance

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Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute for Food Safety and Health will coordinate the alliance.
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FDA vs. USDA: Who regulates what?

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Generating data that can’t be used for improvements is useless.


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Industry braces for FSMA

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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A year after passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food companies await regulatory proposals for preventive controls and other requirements of the new law.


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Much more can be done if there is adequate funding

Food Safety Working Group looks ahead

Future directions will improve food safety in domestic and import products
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Much more can be done if there is adequate funding
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If Santa Claus were real, he'd have to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Is Santa breaking all the rules?

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Santa will have to get in step with FSMA as he imports uninspected candy from unregistered plants at the North Pole.
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The BPA debate isn't over yet. The FDA must make a decision by March 31, 2012.

FDA set to make decision on BPA in food packaging

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A recent court decision has instructed the FDA to make a decision by March 31, 2012.
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