A Food and Beverage Law Blog
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

FDA has extended the public comment period on its proposed “Sanitary Transportation of human and Animal Food” rule, which was originally published on February 15, 2014.  The new due date for comments is July 30, 2014, sixty days from the original due date of May 31, 2014. Information regarding the proposed rule can be found Read More

Friday, January 31, 2014

On January 31, 2014, as part of the ongoing rulemaking changes required by the Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA issued a proposed rule relating to the sanitary transportation of human and animal food.  The rule will require “certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles to take steps to prevent the Read More

Friday, December 20, 2013

FDA published a draft rule today designed to require the largest food businesses in the United States to take steps to address vulnerabilities in their operations to prevent the intentional adulteration of food – “food terrorism,” in other words.  The proposed rule will generally apply to both domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or Read More

Friday, December 20, 2013

Yesterday, FDA Deputy Commissions for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Michael Taylor, announced that FDA would further amend the draft rules on produce safety and preventive controls for human food, which were originally published in draft form in January 2013.  Acccording to Mr. Taylor’s statement: [W]e believe that significant changes will be needed in key provisions Read More

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released today a strategy to reduce Salmonella exposure.  According to FSIS, Salmonella in meat and poultry products is “the most pressing problem it faces,” with an estimated 1.3 million illnesses attributed to Salmonella each year.  The plan seeks to reduce Salmonella illnesses by establishing priorities for future rulemaking, industry Read More

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Today, FDA extended the comment periods for four pending rules designed to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. These rules, and the new due dates for comments, are: (1) Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Foods (new due date is November 22, 2013) (2) Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, Read More