FDA updates

Stakeholders Will Be Able to Comment on First Two Volumes of the Intentional Adulteration Rule Draft Guidance Together

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:41 -- johnsene

December 4, 2018

If you plan to comment on the first installment of the three-part draft Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule guidance, you will have an additional opportunity to do so. Although the closing date for public comment on the first installment is December 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to ask for comments on both the first and upcoming second volumes during the comment period after the second installment of the draft guidance is issued.

Release of a New Report on the Sources of Foodborne Illnesses for 2016 from the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:21 -- johnsene

Last week, the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) released a report titled “Foodborne illness source attribution estimates for 2016 for Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter using multi-year outbreak surveillance data, United States.” The authors used outbreak data to produce new estimates for foods responsible for foodborne illnesses caused by four pathogens in 2016. CDC estimates that, together, these four pathogens cause 1.9 million foodborne illnesses in the United States each year.

FDA Meetings

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 20:01 -- johnsene

FDA Public Meetings to Discuss Draft Guidance for Industry on the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption


November 27, 2018
8:30 AM‐5:00 PM
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204

November 29, 2018
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Doubletree Suites by Hilton/Anaheim Resort Convention Center
2085 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802

The FDA’s Scott Gottlieb and Stephen Ostroff each present views on fresh produce safety in this column.

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:23 -- johnsene

FDA enforcement delay provides time to educate produce growers on safety.  Read thoughts by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioner Stephen Ostroff on delaying implementation of enforcement dates.   



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