The report is intended to contribute to discussions about the role of technology in food traceability and provide recommendations on advancing the traceability landscape.
June 28, 2023
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has released a report commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that evaluates food traceability trends based on 90 submissions from teams that participated in FDA’s 2021 Low- or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge.
Historically, outbreaks associated with queso fresco-type cheeses were found to be associated with unpasteurized milk; however, recent investigations have found these cheeses have been made from pasteurized milk with contamination occurring during the cheese-making process.
June 16, 2023
The FDA has released a summary of a new strategy aimed at reducing foodborne outbreaks and illness associated with the consumption of soft fresh queso fresco type cheeses.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a proposed rule with new regulatory requirements to better align the voluntary “Product of USA” label claim with consumer understanding of what the claim means. The proposed rule allows the voluntary “Product of USA” or “Made in the USA” label claim to be used on meat, poultry and egg products only when they are derived from animals born, raised, slaughtered and processed in the United States.
The FDA expects over time for this guidance, together with other activities, to result in industry progressively reducing levels of lead in foods to as low as possible.
March 23, 2023
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Children: Draft Guidance for Industry.” As the agency outlined in Closer to Zero, it expects over time for this guidance, together with other activities, to result in industry progressively reducing levels of lead in foods to as low as possible.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued important updates to it FDA Food Code to aid in foodborne illness mitigation, food safety awareness, revised cooking requirements and more for retail food stores, restaurants and other public food services.