Food Safety

Weaknesses in the National Organic Program’s International “Arrangements and Agreements”

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a report on the National Organic Program’s International “Arrangements and Agreements.” The USDA’s Inspector General found that the processes needed to be reformed. The Agricultural Marketing Service…

FDA Steps to Ensure Farmers Are Prepared for the Food Safety Modernization Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, M.D.,outlined the immediate next steps in ensuring the successful implementation of the Produce Safety Rule established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. Dr. Gottlieb recognized…

Defending Retail Food Supplies from Food Terrorism in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

By: Jim Armstrong, MS, RS, Program Manager, Environmental Public Health Services, Cuyahoga County Board of Health Importance of Food Defense In 2004, Tommy Thompson, former director of the Department of Health and Human Services, famously said,…

FDA Draft Guidance: Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released the sixth chapter of the Draft Guidance for the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food. The guidance provides an explanation for food facilities on how…