Food Industry Regulatory Update July 24, 2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update July 24, 2020 In this week’s edition: FDA to Begin Inspections of Small Business for Food Defense Rule Compliance in March 2021 FDA to Hold Webinar on Leafy Greens Action Plan FSIS Grants National Chicken Council Petition on Avian Leukosis Lesions Being Trimable Condition FDA Announces Qualified Health Claim for Cranberry…

Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of 04/06/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 04/06/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Updates Seafood HACCP Guidance FDA Recommends Using ITACS for Notices of Action FDA Releases Retailer Information on Food Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic FSIS Updates Eligible Foreign Establishments FSIS Releases Foreign Audit Report for Denmark FSIS Update on COVID-19 FSVP Inspections to be Conducted…

Regulatory Update Week of 02/10/2020

FSMA Food Defense Guidance, Sweeping Changes to Organic Program, PACA Suspensions, Import Alerts, Updated FSIS Establishment Directory and More Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 02/10/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Releases Food Defense Guidance AMS To Require More Businesses (Including Wholesalers) To Get Organic Certification; Adds Import Documentation Requirements FDA VQIP Portal Now Online…

FDA Provides Update on EU Food Safety Systems Recognition Effort

On Monday, July 10, Dr. Steven Ostroff, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update and more details on the food safety systems recognition effort the United States is currently working on with the European Commission.  Ostroff provided the update at the International Association of…

Produce Safety Rule Water Standards Delayed

On June 6, 2017, FDA announced it was extending the compliance dates for the agricultural water standards within the Produce Safety Rule[1] for produce other than sprouts.  The Produce Safety Rule was issued to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Compliance had been required for the water standards as early as January 2020.  Please…

Comprehensive FSVP Compliance Date Timetable

On May 30, 2017, compliance begins for the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule.  This rule imposes sweeping new changes on food importers and requires review and assessment of the food safety practices of foreign suppliers and their compliance history.  Foreign suppliers must be approved pursuant to a written program before sourcing.  The rule also…

FSVP Compliance Begins May 30

On May 30, 2017, compliance begins for the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule.  This rule imposes sweeping new changes on food importers and requires review and assessment of the food safety practices of foreign suppliers and their compliance history.  Foreign suppliers must be approved pursuant to a written program before sourcing.  The rule also…

FSVP Training at USFI Mar. 14-15

The International Food Protection Institute (IFPTI) will be holding training for industry and regulators for the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulation March 14-15.  The course will be held at the St. Petersburg, Florida offices of U.S. Food Imports.  The FSVP regulation requires compliance activities to be performed by qualified…