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Ongoing Multistate Salmonellosis Outbreak Linked to Controversial Kratom Supplement

By Alexandra Fraser, NACCHO Environmental Health Intern A multistate outbreak of Salmonellosis has been linked to the consumption of a product called “kratom”. From March 14 to April 5, 2018 the number of Salmonella cases confirmed by…

ANSI Recognized by FDA Under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program

On March 9, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for a five-year period. ANSI is only the second accreditation body…

Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak in Dried Coconut

On January 23, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a cluster of 13 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium found in 8 states. After careful investigation by…

New FDA Guidance on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule

On March 21, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released guidance on the Foreign Supplier Verification (FSVP) rule regarding the importation of live animals. Under this guidance, the FDA states that is does not…

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.…