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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (FY 2012)

How does FDA identify a high-risk (HR) facility? The agency is utilizing a decision-making process based on the risk factors identified in section 421(a)(1) of the FD&C Act, which are: The known safety risks of the food manufactured, processed, packed, or held at the facility; The compliance history of a facility, including with regard to […]

USFDA to decide BPA ban in food packaging by 31 March – Food Business Review

The US Food and Drug Administration will decide whether to ban the use of Bisphenol-A (BPA) in all food packaging by 31 March. BPA is an industrial chemical that causes reproductive and fetal development problems, prostate and several other cancers. According to Endocrine-Related Cancer Journal, BPA was found in the urine of 93% of Americans, […]

Hamburg: FDA Needs More Resources for Food Safety

by Helena Bottemiller | Mar 01, 2012 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Thursday warned of more outbreaks and import problems if food safety is not properly funded and defended a proposal to collect registration fees to help pay for oversight. During a House appropriations hearing on the FDA’s budget, which is increasingly […]

Obama Fee on Food Processors for Safety Would Raise Prices, Industry Says – Bloomberg

By Stephanie Armour – Feb 24, 2012 3:05 PM ET An Obama administration plan to raise $220 million for food-safety programs through fees on processing plants, warehouses and other facilities would hit consumers with higher food prices, industry groups said. Congress rejected including a similar proposal in the Food and Drug Administration’s budget request last […]

Obama Touts Food, Water Protections in State of the Union

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama said that while he’s in favor of reforming outdated and unnecessary regulations, he won’t be backing down on food or water safety. "I’m confident a farmer can contain a milk spill without a federal agency looking over his shoulder," said the President in an hour-long […]

FDA: We’ll publish FSMA foreign supplier verification rules ‘soon’

  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has missed its January 4 deadline for publishing details of how it will regulate imported food under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but says it will update the industry “soon”. Asked when it would publish rulemaking on its proposed Foreign Supplier Verification Program, come up with a […]

OMB Says Food Agency Merger Is Next

A single federal food safety agency, long sought by many advocates, will happen if Congress grants the Obama Administration authority to reorganize the government, according to the subscription news service The Hagstrom Report. In its Friday edition, The Hagstrom Report said Office of Management and Budget Director for Management, Jeff Zients, said that if Congress […]

The Food and Drug Law Institute | Publications | Books and White Papers

The Food Safety Modernization Act: A Comprehensive Practical Guide to the Landmark Legislation provides in-depth analysis on the groundbreaking Food Safety Modernization Act’s history, major provisions and implementation. Both a practical and scholarly work, this publication is an authoritative resource for the new era of food safety regulation. With contributions from experts on the law […]

FDA takes enforcement action against Pennsylvania dietary supplement maker

On November 23, 2011, FDA  took legal action against a dietary supplement maker and owner for substituting ingredients and products without noting the changes on the final product labels. The permanent injunction, filed on behalf of the FDA by the U.S. Department of Justice, would stop the defendants from making and distributing more than 400 […]

In FTC ‘Hoodia’ Weight Loss Case, Settlement Requires Defendants to Turn Over Assets

One is Banned from Marketing Dietary Supplements, Another from Making Weight-loss Claims As part of its ongoing efforts to stop bogus health claims, the Federal Trade Commission settled charges brought against three people and two companies for deceptively advertising a supposed weight-loss supplement ingredient. One defendant is banned from making any weight-loss claims related to […]

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