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…

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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…

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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 This multichapter draft guidance, when finalized, will explain our current thinking on how to comply with…

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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.…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – December 22, 2023

In This Week’s Edition: FSIS User Fees FSIS is announcing the 2024 rates it will charge meat, poultry, and egg products establishments, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services. Additionally, FSIS is announcing that there will be no changes to the fee FSIS assesses to exporters that…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – December 1, 2023

In This Week’s Edition: New FDA Food Traceability Resources FDA rolled out new tools and FAQs that will continue to inform stakeholders about the Food Traceability Rule and help covered entities come into compliance. Foods subject to the final rule’s requirements appear on the Food Traceability List. Guidance: Canadian Export Certificate Requirement Reminder for Sugar Containing Products of…

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