To reduce risk to consumers as well as the risk of recalls, the FDA is encouraging developers of new plant varieties to consult with the agency through its voluntary premarket consultation program for foods from new plant varieties prior to marketing.
Embracing new technologies is key to reducing disruption in food delivery and ensuring food safety.
Nutrient-content claims are complex and require careful attention to detail, but their purpose is simple: to prevent manufacturers from confusing consumers or misleading them into believing a product is healthier than it really is. This “high in information and low in legalese” column looks at regulation surrounding express, implied and relative nutrient-content claims.
The guidance documents do not impose legally enforceable requirements, but they can help stakeholders plan for potential changes that may impact their businesses and organizations. The agency anticipates it will publish many of the listed documents by January 2024.
Dr. Mastovska has extensive experience in research chemistry, which includes working for the University of Chemistry & Technology in Prague, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and founding her own independent consulting business, Excellcon International.
On December 7, The FDA will hold an informational webinar on the recently released Food Traceability Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2022.
Two multistate Listeria outbreaks highlight the need for enhanced vigilance in retail food environments. Following are steps to take now to reduce the risk of contaminated food in your facility.
At the 2022 Food Safety Consortium, Peter Begg, senior VP of quality and food safety at Hearthside Food Solutions, Melanie Neumann, JD, EVP and general counsel of Matrix Sciences International, and Ann Marie McNamara, VP of food safety and quality for supply chain, manufacturing and commercialization at U.S. Foods, shared their tips and best practices for getting your FSQA message across in the board room.
The agency is working with industry and government partners to assist food and agriculture companies as they navigate the significant impact of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic continues to challenge the food industry from farm to fork, with some manufacturers struggling to keep up with consumer demand due to labor shortages and supply chain issues.