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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FSIS Poised to Take Action in Response to Increase of Recalls Due to Undeclared Allergens and the Failure to Present Imported Products for Re-inspection

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently posted on its website a Summary of Recall Cases in Calendar Year 2014. Comparing this summary with the summaries from 2013 and 2012, a few things immediately stand out. On a positive side, meat a… Read More
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FDA Updates Its Guidance on Prior Notice of Imported Foods

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published an updated guidance document, Draft Guidance for Industry: Prior Notice of Imported Food Questions and Answers (Edition 3). This draft guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only. Altho… Read More
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FDA Tells Food Importers How It Wants Them To Verify the Safety of the Foods They Import

FDA has published two proposed rules to implement to provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) related to the safety of imported foods. Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals Accreditat… Read More
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