Bad news first: If you make pet food, have an older facility and have been putting off examining your operation in light of FSMA, rushing to comply with the new food safety rules for animal foods is probably proving to be a challenge.
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When finalized, this draft guidance will make the sprout seed industry aware of the FDA’s serious concern with the continuing outbreaks of foodborne illness associated with the consumption of raw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.
The FDA recently held a hearing designed to include information and views related to the safety of cannabis edibles and beverages—with a strong emphasis on cannabidiol (CBD) ingredients—as well as to solicit input relevant to the agency's regulatory strategy for existing products.
While more U.S. states continually pass recreational and medical cannabis legislation, opening the door to use of cannabis for personal and health-related reasons, from a national perspective, regulatory authorities lack a centralized, cohesive structure.
ON DEMAND: The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill has fueled competitive innovation of cannabis products derived from hemp amongst food and beverage manufacturers. Hear about FDA’s policy interests in this issue, an overview of FDA’s role in regulating these products, FDA’s activities in this area, and the challenges around these products.
Regulations for the storage and use of hazardous materials in food processing facilities are often overlooked and/or misunderstood. Not only can this result in serious safety risks for plant personnel and property, but it may put a facility at risk for non-compliance with regulatory and/or insurance requirements. Read More