FDA update

FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce Grown in California

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:35 -- johnsene

The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce grown in California this fall. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are also coordinating with U.S. agencies as they investigate a similar outbreak in Canada.

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The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance has made available another Intentional Adulteration (IA) online training course and FDA has shared its intent to allow Additional Time to Comment on the IA Rule Draft Guidance

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:22 -- johnsene

Intentional Adulteration Training

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FDA Releases Reports on Avocado and Hot Pepper Sampling 

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:12 -- johnsene

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released two reports last week on its sampling of whole fresh avocados and hot peppers to determine how frequently harmful bacteria are found in each commodity. These sampling studies are part of an ongoing effort by the FDA to help ensure food safety and prevent contaminated products from reaching consumers.

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FDA Adds Resources to Assist Food Facilities with This Year’s Biennial Registration Renewal

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 19:59 -- johnsene

November 28, 2018

Food facilities that are required to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must renew their registration this year between October 1 and December 31. FDA has recently added new resources to assist food facilities in this process.

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