Tag Archives: FSMA

New GS1 US Initiative Aims to Address Supply Chain and Regulatory Challenges

A new Retail Grocery Initiative facilitated by GS1 US aims to address industry challenges with broad adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards, the most widely used … 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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Food Retail Industry’s Take on FSMA Proposed Rules

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Regulatory Counsel Erik Lieberman, representing the nation’s food retailers and wholesalers, emphasized the commitment of the supermarket industry to strengthening … Continue reading

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PMA Announces New FSMA Webinars

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is releasing new resources to help the global fresh produce industry understand the U.S. government’s latest proposed rules to implement … 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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New Web Resource Keeps Industry Informed about FSMA

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has launched a special section of its website to update industry on the Food Safety Modernization Act … Continue reading

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FDA Grants Extension for Proposed FSMA Rules Comment Period

In response to a request by United and other industry groups to extend the comment period for the FSMA proposed rules, FDA Commissioner Margaret … Continue reading

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IFT Issues Food Product Tracing Report to FDA

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) released its report for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) focused on the outcomes of two pilot … Continue reading

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PTI Comments on Food and Drug Administration’s Product Tracing Pilot

The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), designed to help the produce industry maximize the effectiveness of current trac back procedures, is currently developing a response … Continue reading

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AFFI Launches Safety Program

The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) launched the “FSMA Readiness Self-Assessment Program,” a unique online service designed to help frozen food facilities comply with … Continue reading

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Sounding Board: The FDA’s watchful eye

The FDA now has teeth and if retailers are not careful, they might just get bit. It is that time of year when the … Continue reading

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United Fresh Begins Review of Proposed Food Safety Rules for Produce

With the FDA’s release of its proposed Produce Safety rule and Preventive Controls for Human Food rule under the Food Safety and Modernization Act … Continue reading

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A clear view of food safety

As transparency becomes the norm, manufacturers and retailers are making adjustments to provide a farm-to-fork view of the food supply. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories

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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Food Safety Forum: Expanding the food safety net

While the Food Safety Modernization Act is a good start, a centralized database is needed to ensure food safety and protect the industry’s reputation. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Columns