Welcome to the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.
The world around us is changing rapidly; many believe we will see more changes in the food system over the next 10 years than we have in decades. Foods are being reformulated; there are new foods, new production methods, and new delivery methods; and the system is becoming increasingly digitized.
To keep pace with this evolution, FDA is taking a new approach to food safety, leveraging technology and other tools to create a safer and more digital, traceable food system.
Smarter food safety is about more than just technology. It’s also about simpler, more effective, and modern approaches and processes. It’s about leadership, creativity, and culture.
Our ultimate goal is to bend the curve of foodborne illness in this country by reducing the number of illnesses.
New Era Blueprint
This blueprint outlines the approach FDA will take over the next decade to usher in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.
This document represents achievable goals to enhance traceability, improve predictive analytics, respond more rapidly to outbreaks, address new business models, reduce contamination of food, and foster the development of stronger food safety cultures.
It outlines a partnership between government, industry and public health advocates based on a commitment to create a more modern approach to food safety.
The challenges that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated the need for actions called for in the blueprint, especially in times of crisis.