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Food & Drug Administration (FDA) - Articles and news items

Eggs from small flocks just as likely to contain Salmonella enteritidis

Featured news, Industry news  •  16 September 2016  •  College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State

Eggs from small flocks of chickens are just as likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis as eggs sold in grocery stores, say researchers from Penn State…

Don’t get caught up in the Act!

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  6 September 2016  •  New Food

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new reform: the Food Safety Modernisation Act. This act will affect all players in the food and beverage industry, not only in the United States, and will start falling into place this month…

Renaissance announces GRAS notification for acrylamide-reducing yeast

Industry news  •  31 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

Leading global yeast innovation company, Renaissance, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has “no questions”…

FDA ruling strives to cut allergen recalls

Industry news  •  10 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Mass food allergen recalls to be reduced by ruling that grants FDA new powers of safety inspection.

Alfalfa sprouts probable cause of US salmonella outbreak

Industry news  •  8 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

According to US authorities, alfalfa sprouts represent the likely cause of 30 cases of Salmonella, with fingers currently being pointed at supplier Sprouts Extraordinaire…

Warning letter database launched by the NPA

Industry news  •  28 July 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor New Food

The Natural Products Association (NPA) has launched its warning letter database, enabling members to view violations against the dietary supplement GMPs…

FDA issues draft voluntary guidance for sodium for the food industry

Industry news  •  1 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The US FDA has issued draft guidance for public comment that provides practical, voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry…

FDA finalises new intentional adulteration rule

Industry news  •  31 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The new rule requires companies in the US and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply…

FDA updates nutritional facts label for packaged foods

Industry news  •  23 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The FDA says that modernising the nutritional facts present on packaged foods will help people make informed decisions about the foods they eat…

U.S. FDA accepts GRAS notification for Non-GMO Acrylamide-Reducing Yeast

Industry news  •  20 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces acceptance of Renaissance BioScience’s GRAS notification for Non-GMO Acrylamide-Reducing Yeast.

‘Ingesting metal fragments can cause injury’ states the FDA

Featured news  •  19 April 2016  •  BUNTING Magnetics Europe Ltd

In a 7 page document, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) highlights that metal fragments in food may cause dental damage, lacerations of the mouth or throat, or laceration or perforation of the intestine…

FDA finalises rule to ensure food safety during transport

Industry news  •  6 April 2016  •  Victoria White

The US FDA has finalised a new food safety rule under the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernisation Act that will help prevent food contamination during transportation…

FDA proposes limit to infant rice cereal inorganic arsenic

Industry news  •  5 April 2016  •  Victoria White

Through a draft guidance to industry, the FDA is proposing a limit or “action level” of 100 parts per billion for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal…

FDA finalises new rules on produce and imported foods

Industry news  •  16 November 2015  •  Victoria White

The new rules establish enforceable food safety standards for produce farms and make importers accountable for verifying that imported food meets US safety standards…

US salmonella outbreak exec sentenced to 28 years

Industry news  •  22 September 2015  •  Victoria White

Stewart Parnell, a former executive of the Peanut Corporation of America, was given the longest sentence ever handed out in the US for a food poisoning outbreak…


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