Food Industry Regulatory Update – March 1, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: FDA PFAS to Phase Out in Food Packaging FDA has announced that grease-proofing substances containing Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are no longer being sold by manufacturers for food contact use in the U.S. market. The completion of the voluntary market phase-out of these substances used on food packaging paper and paperboard, eliminates the primary…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – February 23, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: Serious Deficiency Process, FNS Publishes Proposed Rule The serious deficiency process provides a systematic way for State agencies and sponsoring organizations to correct serious management problems, and when that effort fails, protect Child Nutrition Program integrity through due process. Details here. AMS Suspends California Dried Prune Marketing Order Details here. APHIS Proposes Allow…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – February 16, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: E. Coli Testing Directive The directive provides instructions to inspection program personnel for collecting and submitting samples of raw beef products under FSIS’ routine and follow-up sampling programs for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and for updating the Public Health Information System profile information related to sampling. FSIS tests all raw beef samples…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – February 9, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: FSIS Health Alert For RTE Poultry Products Containing Recalled Dairy Products USDA’s FSIS is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat poultry burrito products containing FDA regulated dairy products that have been recalled by Rizo-Lopez Foods, due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. FSIS is issuing this public…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – February 2, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: Revised FSMA Preventive Controls Guidance FDA is announcing the availability of a revised draft Introduction, and a revised draft Appendix 1, within a multichapter guidance for industry entitled “Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food.” This multichapter draft guidance, when finalized, will explain our current thinking on how to comply with…

Food Industry Regulatory Update – January 19, 2024

In This Week’s Edition: FSIS Amends Allergen Directive This directive provides instructions to inspection program personnel (IPP) for performing the “Big 9” Formulation Verification task in the Public Health Information System (PHIS). IPP verify that establishments are accurately controlling and labeling the nine most common food allergens in meat (including Siluriformes products), poultry, and egg products establishments.…