The USDA issued a final rule that requires California almond accepted users to dispose of inedible material within 6 months of receipt, submit public weighmaster weight certificates within 10 business days of receipt of inedible material, and submit an accepted user plan annually.
In an ongoing effort to understand sources of foodborne illness in the U.S., the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) collects and analyzes outbreak data to produce an annual report with estimates of foods responsible for foodborne illnesses caused by pathogens.
FDA has released a guidance document that provides step-by-step instructions to manufacturers of retail food products marketed in the U.S. on how they may convert the previous units of measure for certain nutrients on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Label to the new units in the updated Nutrition Facts label.
Effective July 29, the Commodity Credit Corporation has revised the regulations to implement a Trade Mitigation Program for producers of 2019 agricultural commodities that have been significantly impacted by trade actions of foreign governments resulting in the loss of exports.
When finalized, this draft guidance will make the sprout seed industry aware of the FDA’s serious concern with the continuing outbreaks of foodborne illness associated with the consumption of raw and lightly cooked sprouts and provide their recommendations to firms throughout the production chain of seed for sprouting.
FDA has issued a final guidance to provide clarity on the labeling of added sugars for single-ingredient packages or containers of pure honey, maple syrup and other single ingredient sugars and syrups as a result of a requirement contained in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-334), known as the Farm Bill.