FDA investigates Salmonella outbreak linked to Papayas from Mexico

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration other partners are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Uganda and have potentially linked the outbreak to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico. FDA, which […]

WFP partners with Ghana’s FDA to enhance food safety and quality

GHANA – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) towards ensuring food safety and quality in Ghana. The MoU will help assist in providing […]

FDA proposes training guidance to help ensure the safety of produce

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a new draft guidance that aims to facilitate training options for industry to help ensure the safety of produce. The new guidance will help farmers […]

FDA issues guidance on food contact substances in preparation of baby milk

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance on preparation of Food Contact Notifications (FCNs) for food contact substances that will come into contact with infant formula and/or human (breast) milk. […]

FDA proposes modern approach to ‘a new era of smarter food safety’

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new modern approach to food safety with a goal to augment its efforts implementing important Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements. The “New Era […]

FDA report calls for preventive strategies against bacteria in ice cream production

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a new report highlighting the need for strategic preventive measures against bacteria contamination in commercial ice cream production. The report follows FDA’s inspection and environmental […]

FDA excludes allulose from total and added sugars counts on nutrition labels

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new draft guidance seeking to exclude low-calorie sweetener allulose from total and added sugars counts on nutrition and supplement facts labels. The new […]

USDA, FDA and EPA unveil new strategy to reduce food waste

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced a new inter-agency strategy to address food waste. This collaborative effort […]

FDA proposes new standards for fluoride added to bottled water to check health benefits

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new standards for fluoride added to bottled water in a bid to check the health benefits and the risks associated with it. FDA has […]

FDA proposes new funding across multiple US food safety systems

USA – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new funding across multiple aspects of US food safety system which is meant to solidify the agency’s capabilities in food safety management. Additional funding aims […]