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Departments: Letters To The Editor
FDA Inspections in 2014, Brand Protection in a Social Media Age, and Fingerprinting Food
Examining how FDA's budget request for Fiscal 2015 will affect FSMA implementation, FDA inspections, industry user fees, and more
Identifying how ‘data quality challenges,’ high-risk facilities, and budgets factor into the future of FDA’s inspection capability
Departments: News & Notes
Industry announcements for October/November 2013
Harvey Wiley was the father of the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906
Features: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Sprouts Can Be Safe
Larger producers provide model for success by adhering to 1999 FDA guidelines
Features: FDA May Modify Rule on Arsenic in Juice
In the wake of a Consumer Reports study that found levels of arsenic that exceeded the federal standards for bottled water (10 parts per billion, or ppb) in about 10% of sampled apple and grape juices, the FDA has said it will consider tightening its restrictions on arsenic levels in juice.
Departments: The Highest Calling
Over the past 100 years, the ways in which our food is produced, distributed, and regulated have changed dramatically. We have witnessed the maturation of our nation and the industry that keeps it fed. And, today, the concept of food safety is at the forefront of our national discourse. To ensure success in the future, we must be committed to learning from each of the significant—and lasting—lessons learned from our past.
For a long time, the food and beverage industry has relied on manual processes and a paper-based system. The introduction of FSMA has introduced the need for greater scrutiny of data, however. Regulation and legislation are pressing companies to use a secure electronic data environment, increasing the need for laboratory information management systems. Many food and beverage companies are wary of this change due to potentially high costs; however, the cost of an electronic management system can generally...
In April, in direct response to FSMA requirements, the FDA launched an easier-to-use version of its food recall search engine. Under the new law, the FDA was required to create a more consumer-friendly version of the food recall search site within 90 days. The new version provides recall information organized by date and presented in table format going back to 2009, and includes product brand name, product description, reason for the recall, and the recalling firm, as well as whether the recall is ongoing...