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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and representatives of the food industry in the United Kingdom agreed to conduct testing of meat products and publish the results “to provide a clearer picture of standards in the food chain,” the agency announced February 4. Some grocery chains have also announced their own new DNA testing regimens. The tests are being implemented in response to the identification of horse and pig DNA in beef products in the U.K. and Ireland.
Features: FDA Finally Releases Proposed FSMA Rules
Nearly a year after they were originally anticipated, two of the rules needed for full implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act have finally been released by the FDA: the produce safety and preventive controls — considered by many to be the most important of the five awaiting release.
The delays haven't stopped vendors who will help the food industry comply with the FSMA when it's fully enacted.
With the election behind, will the Obama Administration cut loose on new mandates and finish the job on implementation?
Could privatization hold the key to removing the bottlenecks in the inspection process?
Departments: FSMA Stuck in Limbo
As the U.S. waits on FSMA, Canada and China push forward with their own food safety regulations.
Food and beverage companies must have proper infrastructure in place to prevent international corruption.
How baker’s yeast can head off looming government regulation of acrylamide.
Features: Industry Observers Predict Delays in FSMA Implementation Likely in Current Political and Economic Climate
Cost is a key impediment to widespread compliance with of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg recently said, according to Reuters. Hamburg predicted that the regulations will be released “very soon” but added that the agency would need industry cooperation to fully adopt all provisions of the law.
The Center for Food Safety has filed suit in federal court against the Office of Management and Budget and the FDA for their failure to implement key provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 according to the prescribed schedule.