Tag Archives: Food and Drug Administration

Consumers Lose Interest in Nutrition Facts Labels, NPD Reports

Nutrition Facts labeled appeared on the back of nearly every food and beverage in stores 20 years ago. But interest in reading those labels … Continue reading

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Food Retail Industry Submits FSMA Comments to FDA

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in support of its ongoing pursuit to help enhance public … Continue reading

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SQF Code Helps Facilities Meet Proposed Produce Safety Rule Requirements

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) announced results from a recent initiative with The Acheson Group that compared the elements of SQF Level 2 … Continue reading

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FDA takes step to help ensure the safety of imported food

In order to implement the bipartisan Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signed by President Obama, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two proposed … Continue reading

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On Point: When science is not enough

Public relations concerns may settle the GMO-labeling battle. Based on the current state of knowledge, there seems to be no scientific justification for requiring … Continue reading

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Formation of New Sprout Alliance for Safety and Science Announced

A group of sprout growers from across the United States have joined together to form the Sprout Alliance for Safety and Science, a new … Continue reading

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GMA Outlines Global Food Safety Progress at FDA Meeting

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategic Planning Mary Sophos delivered the keynote address at the Food and Drug Administration’s … Continue reading

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Understanding Proposed Rules Under the Food Safety Modernization Act

With the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, new food safety regulations mandated by the government are an important concern … Continue reading

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On Point: Penny wise, pound foolish

Food safety looks like the wrong place to make budget cuts. By Tom Weir In America, the route to safer eating sometimes seems to … Continue reading

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