Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of 04/13/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 04/13/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Publishes Consumer Information on Grocery Shopping During Pandemic FSIS Posts Updated Data Sets on Refusals, Updated FAQs on COVID-19 FSIS Updates Establishment Directory FSIS Updates Eligible Foreign Establishment Lists FDA Releases COVID-19 Information for Spanish Speaking Consumers APHIS Guidance on Veterinary Certificate Submission…

Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of 03/23/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 03/23/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Releases Postmarketing Adverse Event Reporting Guidance During Pandemics Jekanowski Appointed World Agricultural Outlook Board Chairman FSIS Releases Foreign Audit Reports for UK, Ireland, Hungary, the Netherlands and Namibia FSIS Exercising Enforcement Discretion Over Labeling of Foodservice Products Sold at Retail FSIS Releases Updated…

FSIS Guidance on Prior Notification and Failure to Present

On February 12, 2015, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released guidance to help importers of record, customs brokers, and Official Import Inspection Establishment management understand and comply with the prior notification requirements.  The guidance also explains regulatory actions taken when products fail to present (FTP) for…

FSIS Informs Inspectors on New Country of Origin Labeling Requirements

On February 3, 2015, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a notice to inspection program personnel (IPP) to make them aware of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) final rule on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2013, which requires…

FSIS FY2015 Sampling Plan Available

FSIS FY2015 Sampling Plan Available From the Food Safety and Inspection Service:  Today, FSIS posted its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Annual Sampling Plan that lays out the agency’s intended sampling activities. This plan continues a tradition, started by FSIS in 2012, of providing greater transparency on how the agency conducts sampling activities and manages its…