FDA launches updated Food Defense Plan Builder to control food adulteration

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration has launched an updated version of the Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) to help companies meet the requirements of the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule. The rule, entitled […]

FDA plans stakeholder engagement to discuss the ‘New Era of Smarter Food Safety’

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will hold a public meeting that seeks to engage stakeholders in the formulation of a modern food approach called ‘A New Era […]

FDA announces corporate agreement to implement produce safety rule

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) have announced a new corporate agreement for the implementation of the produce safety rule. The Produce […]

FDA approves soy leghemoglobin as color additive in beef analog products

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in uncooked ground beef analog products. This follows meat-alternative company Impossible Foods’ 2018 petition to have the ingredient […]

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USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a new draft guidance that aims to facilitate training options for industry to help ensure the safety of produce.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