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comments on both the first and upcoming second volumes during the comment period after the second installment of the draft guidance is issued.
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.
Yesterday, the FDA released an investigation report which provides an overview of factors that potentially contributed to the contamination of romaine lettuce with E. coli O157:H7 that was implicated in a 2018 multi-state foodborne illness outbreak.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will hold four one-day public meetings to discuss the recently published draft guidance created to help farmers meet the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule.
FDA Public Meetings to Discuss Draft Guidance for Industry on the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption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 released several updates over the past week:
FDA will hold a webinar on October 25, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern to provide food facility registrants with information regarding the 2018 Biennial Registration Renewal which began October 1, 2018.
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.