Food Industry Regulatory Update – June 7, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: Salmonella Outbreak Cucumbers The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Africana infections potentially linked to cucumbers. Based on epidemiological information collected by CDC for the Salmonella Africana investigation, as of June 4, 162 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Africana…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – May 31, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: Sufficient FSMA Lab Accreditation Capacity FDA announced that sufficient laboratory capacity has been reached for certain import-related food testing, specifically for mycotoxins, under the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program. The FDA established the LAAF program to improve the accuracy and reliability of certain food testing through the uniformity of standards…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – May 24, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: FSIS Meat, Poultry, and Egg Donations FSIS has updated its guidance on the donation of meat, poultry and egg products to non-profit organizations.  Biden-Harris Administration Invests in Domestic Fertilizer Projects Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is investing in domestic fertilizer projects to strengthen competition for U.S. farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers. Addition of Certain…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – May 10, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: FSMA Produce Safety Water Rule; Webinar FDA will hold an informational webinar on Monday, May 20, 2024, 1-2pm ET on the recently released Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption Relating to Agricultural Water issued under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. EPA, FDA, and USDA Issue…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – May 3, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: Agricultural Water Produce Safety FDA published a final rule on agricultural water under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety regulations. The rule establishes requirements for systems-based pre-harvest agricultural water assessments that covered farms use for hazard identification and risk management decision-making purposes. FSIS Determines Salmonella Is an Adulterant in Not Ready-To-Eat…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – April 26, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: EPA PFAS Limits in Drinking Water In March 2023, the EPA proposed and requested comment on the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) and health-based Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLGs) for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), hexafluoropropylene oxide…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – March 29, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: Bioengineered Food List USDA’s AMS is soliciting information about potential additions to or subtractions from the List of Bioengineered Foods as it pertains to the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. Comments must be received by April 29, 2024 to be assured of consideration. Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee: Notice of Intent To Renew Charter…