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FDA Extends Certain FSMA Compliance Dates

FDA has published seven foundational rules to implement FSMA, and compliance dates are quickly approaching: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Earliest compliance date: September… Read More
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FDA FSMA Final Rule – Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published in the Federal Register a final rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration, 81 Fed. Reg. 34,165 (May 27, 2016), 21 C.F.R. Part 121 (Final Rule). The proposed rul… Read More
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FSMA Final Food Safety Rule: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration

FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that is intended to help prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the U.S. and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of… Read More
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Five Unresolved Questions the Food Industry Should Be Looking for Answers to in FDA's Final FSMA Regulations

It’s August, which in Washington means Congress recesses, the President and much of the bureaucracy go on vacation and the wheels of government move more slowly than usual. However, that slower pace is going to be short-lived for the food industry.… Read More
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FDA Announces National Kick-Off Meeting on FSMA Implementation

FDA will hold a “National Kick-Off Meeting on Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)” on April 23-24, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The agency has sent out a save-the-date notice to subscribers to its FSMA webpage, but the notice… Read More
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FDA Issues Guidance on Labeling of Honey

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance document on labeling of honey and honey products. According to FDA, “honey” is the common or usual name for “a thick, sweet, syrupy substance that bees make as food from the nec… Read More
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FDA Final Rule and Guidance on Emergency Records Access

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule expanding its emergency records access authority, as provided by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Establishment, Maintenance, and Availability of Records: Amendments to Record Av… Read More
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Intentional Adulteration – Comment Period Extended

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published notice of a 90-day extension, until June 30, 2014, of the comment period on its proposed rule addressing intentional adulteration of food and on an associated draft document, both published in the… Read More
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Deadlines for FSMA Final Rules Pushed Back

The court-ordered deadlines by which FDA is required to issue final rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have been pushed back pursuant to a consent decree between FDA and two consumer groups. The two consumer groups, the Center for F… Read More
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FDA Announces Two More Public Meetings on its Intentional Adulteration Proposed Rule

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will hold two additional public meetings on its proposed rule “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration.” 79 Fed. Reg. 5353 (Jan. 31, 2014). On December… Read More
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