Successful implementation of IoT technologies requires a strategic approach, ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement. Here’s how to get started.
“Frank is a visionary in the food supply chain, using his insight, knowledge and passion for innovation to enhance food safety and safeguard public health. We are excited to welcome him to the iFoodDS board of directors.”
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has launched a new feature on its website that enables software developers to access data on recalls and public health alerts through an application programming interface (API). Through this new tool, developers can leverage FSIS recall data to create new products for consumers or incorporate them into existing digital services and mobile apps.
The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC)—a collaboration between the CDC, FDA and USDA FSIS—cites Campylobacter, non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and refining foodborne illness source attribution estimates as its priorities for the next five years.
The challenge of complete supply chain compliance from one end of the spectrum to the other warrants cooperation across many lines: state, national, linguistic, cultural and economic to name a few. The need for intuitive solutions and an easy to implement process is paramount.
The FDA has posted new frequently asked questions and additional tools related to the FSMA Food Traceability Rule to help clarify how the rule applies to specific situations and commodities.
The page explains how equivalence—the process of determining whether a foreign regulatory counterpart’s food safety controls achieve at least the same level of public health protection as measures required by U.S. law—is determined, current equivalence determinations, and how regulatory authorities can submit a formal request for equivalence for FDA-regulated food products.
Both the U.S. Congress and the FDA are working to expand regulation of foods for infants and young children, with a specific focus on heavy metals in foods intended for those under 36 months.
Embracing new technologies is key to reducing disruption in food delivery and ensuring food safety.
An upcoming decision by the Supreme Court could have an enormous impact upon the nation’s pork supply and prices, as well as reverberations affecting interstate commerce in several industries.