FDA Calls on Papaya Industry to Improve Food Safety Practices; Uses FSVP Authority for Enforcement Action
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a statement and issued a letter to the papaya industry urging it to improve its food safety practices after recurring Salmonella outbreaks. FDA also issued a warning letter to Agrosons, LLC, a papaya importer, related to FSVP and importing adulterated food.
FDA Releases Constituent Update on Resources for Food Producers in Areas Flooded by Hurricane Dorian
The update may be found here.
FDA Announces Meeting to Discuss Modernizing Food Standards of Identity
FDA announced it will hold a public meeting on September 27, 2019, to give interested parties an opportunity to discuss FDA’s effort to modernize food standards of identity and to provide information about changes FDA could make to existing standards of identity. FDA is particularly interested in changes that could be made across categories of standardized foods, often referred to as horizontal changes, to provide flexibility for manufacturers to develop healthier foods.
CBP Announces Details of 2020 International Trade Symposium
CBP will be holding the 2020 International Trade Symposium meeting in Anaheim, California on March 10 and 11 of 2020.
FSIS Updates List of Establishments from Canada (Egg Products) and Australia Eligible to Export to the U.S.
USDA Releases Report on Damage to U.S. Agricultural Industry as a Result of Retaliatory Tariffs
The report may be found here and contemplates retaliatory tariffs by China, India, Turkey, Mexico and Canada. The calculations in the report are used for purposes of reimbursing U.S. farmers for damages from such tariffs under the Market Facilitation Program.
USDA Releases Report on Opportunities and Advances of Cacao Industry in Guatemala
Guatemala produces a fine variety of cacao used in gourmet chocolate production. Only around 5% of beans are exported, mostly to the U.S. and Europe. The report may be found here.
USDA Cites The Fruit Club of South Dakota for PACA Violations
USDA found that the company failed to pay more than $367,000 to produce sellers.
Latest FDA Warning Letters
The latest FDA warning letters involving food and supplements are:
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