Food Safety

FDA to enhance FSMA collaboration with states

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., has outlined a number of immediate next steps in a comprehensive approach to ensuring successful implementation... continue reading »

USDA updates app to improve access to food recalls information

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made changes to its FoodKeeper food recall information app. The agency announced in late August that the app wi... continue reading »

Produce Safety Rule compliance guide issued for small businesses

The FDA has issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG),  to help small businesses comply with the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the Food Safety ... continue reading »

FDA planning tool to help businesses comply with FSMA

FDA is releasing a new software tool to help owners and operators of food facilities create a food safety plan specific to their facilities. The plann... continue reading »

Fall FSNS food safety training schedule set

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) announced its fall 2017 course schedule for food safety training. FSNS offers certified training programs that assist ... continue reading »

LGMA honors CDFA Secretary Karen Ross

The California leafy greens community recently met in Salinas to recognize those responsible for creating the public-partnership formed ten years ago ... continue reading »

Secretary Perdue appoints new leadership for food safety

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed Carmen Rottenberg as acting deputy under secretary for food safety, and Paul Kiecker was name... continue reading »

USDA awards $4.6 million for nanotechnology research

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricult... continue reading »

FDA awards $31 million in food safety grants to 43 states

FDA has awarded $31 million to 43 states to support multiyear plans for produce safety systems, education, outreach and technical assistance to preven... continue reading »

Anchor thermoforming plants receive hygiene certification

Anchor Packaging, a manufacturer of specialty food packaging used by restaurants and supermarkets for take-out meals, has again earned “High Hygiene... continue reading »