JIFSAN is an FDA Center of Excellence combining the expertise of the federal agency with University of Maryland researchers to promote research, education and outreach in food safety, security and applied nutrition
As the food industry prepares to implement the new FSMA traceability rule, Sara Bratager, Food Traceability & Food Safety Scientist at the Institute of Food Technologists, shares insight on preparedness and challenges due to the lack of global traceability standards.
On October 21, the FDA will provide an overview of its proposed rule to update the definition of “healthy” nutrient content claims. On October 26, the FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness are co-hosting a virtual event on the use of rewards and recognition programs to drive positive food safety culture.
The No.1 priority for food manufacturers is ensuring their products reach customers in a healthy and safely consumable state. One of the key factors in ensuring safety is maintaining proper temperature in storage and transportation. Connected data loggers are cost-effective technology options that can save thousands of dollars and hours of hassle by alerting users to temperature issues before the only safe course of action becomes product disposal.
An estimated 31% of food product is lost to waste. By leveraging technology and understanding the various transportation options, food logistics businesses can reduce both shrink and costs while supporting food safety.
The agency is taking steps to reduce exposure to toxic elements in food.
When assessing digital tools and maturity, what is not clear to many organizations is how to get started and how to create a road map that leads to improved results, more efficient operations and perhaps most importantly, to ongoing improvement in the production of safe food.
FDA hasn’t been prioritizing food the way in which it should, Michael Taylor wrote in a recent Op-Ed.
The agency is requesting a total budget of $8.4 billion as part of the President’s 2023 fiscal year budget.
The tool pulls information from the proposed rule, the Final Qualitative Assessment of Risk to Public Health from On-Farm Contamination of Produce, and the 2015 Produce Safety Final Rule.