Regulation

USDA 'Best if Used By' Labeling to Reduce Food Waste

USDA 'Best if Used By' Labeling to Reduce Food Waste

December 19, 2016

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued updated information on food product labeling, including new guidance aimed at reducing food waste through encouraging food manufacturers and retailers that apply product dating to use a “Best if Used By” date label. Read More

FDA Removes Approval of Two PFC Food-Packaging Uses

FDA Removes Approval of Two PFC Food-Packaging Uses

November 21, 2016

In response to a petition filed on behalf of the 3M Corporation, FDA is amending a food additive regulation to no longer authorize the use of two long-chain perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) used in “grease-proof” food packaging. Read More

FDA Publishes VQIP Guidance

FDA Publishes VQIP Guidance

November 14, 2016

FDA has published final guidance for industry for the voluntary, fee-based program to allow the expedited review and importation of foods into the U,S. from importers with a proven track record of food safety and security. Read More

FDA Updates Food Facility Registration Product Categories

FDA Updates Food Facility Registration Product Categories

September 27, 2016

FDA issued guidance on September 26 updating the food product categories that companies can select when registering with the agency. The guidance includes changes for acidified and low-acid canned foods, animal food categories, and molluscan shellfish. Read More

FSMA: An Unknown for Many Small Companies

FSMA: An Unknown for Many Small Companies

September 15, 2016

With the first compliance deadlines in effect Monday, Sept. 19, it seems that there could soon be a number of companies operating outside the law – if an article on NBC Montana is any indication of the nation's knowledge. Read More

Trump Campaign Fact Sheet Says He Would Roll Back Food Safety Regulations

Trump Campaign Fact Sheet Says He Would Roll Back Food Safety Regulations

September 13, 2016

A fact sheet issued by Donald Trump's campaign last week said he would roll back food safety regulations if the billionaire businessman is elected president, arguing they are burdensome to farmers and "overkill," The New York Times reported. The campaign later deleted the fact sheet from its website and issued a new release that did not include the... Read More