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FDA issues traceability challenges to create new tools for food tracing

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative in April 2019 and then released the bluepri... continue reading »

FDA to test Salinas Valley lettuce samples this year

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be collecting and testing samples of lettuce grown in California’s Salinas Valley from local commercial c... continue reading »

FDA updates leafy greens E. coli action plan

On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced two important steps to advance the safety of leafy greens. The first is the release of... continue reading »

FDA’s E. coli leafy greens investigation leading to new recommendations

The Food & Drug Administration released the following statement April 6 from Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas on the... continue reading »

FDA, produce industry ramping up leafy greens food safety efforts

Although the U.S. food supply chain is one of the safest in the world, the federal government notes there are still approximately 48 million cases of ... continue reading »

FDA to partner with California state, university orgs on leafy greens food safety study

On Nov. 19, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the launch of a longitudinal study in partnership with the California Departme... continue reading »

FDA extends traceability rule comment period

The Food and Drug Administration is extending the public comment period for the Food Safety Modernization Act’s traceability rule. The agency’... continue reading »

FDA to hold virtual meetings to discuss proposed traceability rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be holding a series of three virtual one-day public meetings to discuss the recently released propose... continue reading »

USDA could require produce processors to continue production during COVID-19

Two U.S. federal government agencies have reached an agreement where produce processors would be forced to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, l... continue reading »

FDA issues coronavirus need-to-know info for food producers

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the following information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) to assist food producers and consumers limit ... continue reading »