The USDA, the EPA, and the FDA announce a new partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, which is reported to be the latest effort in the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative launched by the three federal agencies in 2018.
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.
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When finalized, this draft guidance will make the sprout seed industry aware of the FDA’s serious concern with the continuing outbreaks of foodborne illness associated with the consumption of raw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.
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.
ON DEMAND: 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.