In this Week’s Edition:
FDA Increases FSVP Enforcement
In a warning letter to Thai Kee Trading Company, FDA noted that a one page flow chart created by an importer was insufficient to serve as a written FSVP program, and simply obtaining hazard analyses from foreign suppliers did not comply with the rule. The agency stated that importers must document their review and assessment of hazard analyses.
USDA Announces Key Staff Appointments
Rebecca Piazza was named Senior Advisor for Delivery in the Office of the Under Secretary for the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services.
Steffanie Bezruki was named Chief of Staff in Rural Business Services.
Abbey Meller was named Confidential Assistant in the Office of Congressional Relations.
Paul Zeiss was named Confidential Assistant in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Tharun Vemulapalli was named Confidential Assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation.
More details here.
USDA Suspends Collections on Farm Loans
USDA has temporarily suspended debt collections, foreclosures and other activities. More information here.
FDA Steps Up Efforts to Protect Consumers from Food Allergens
Dr. Susan Mayne, director of CFSAN discusses FALCPA, FSMA, voluntary sesame allergen labeling and recent enforcement activities related to allergen labeling in the latest FDA Voices feature.
FDA Import Alerts
The latest FDA import alerts are available here and include lead in dried fruit, pesticides in produce, nitrofurans in seafood, misbranding, salmonella and more.
FDA Warning Letters
The latest FDA warning letters are:
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