Food Safety

The National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) and Contributing Factors to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) NEARS program captures environmental assessment data including information on key factors that contribute to foodborne illness outbreaks. The data reporting system can benefit food safety programs within…

FDA Defines Business Size Under the FSMA Preventive Controls Regulations

Under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), small businesses may be eligible for certain exemptions and  later deadlines for compliance on the Preventive Controls for Human Food and Animal Food regulations.…

FDA Issues 2017 Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the 2017 edition of the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards), which define the key elements of an effective retail food regulatory program for…