Food Safety

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…

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 Launches Catalog of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Cosmetic Safety Education Materials

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) redesigned its Education Resource Library, which now includes nearly 300 publications and videos covering food safety, nutrition, cosmetic safety, dietary…