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F&S Fresh Foods recalls Garden Highway Snacks Brand Protein Power Snack containing Jif peanut butter

- General News
F&S Produce Co. of Vineland, NJ is recalling a limited quantity of Protein Power Snack, because it contains a cup of 0.75oz JIF peanut butter which has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella.

FDA: How to fix a lousy job

- Analysis
The FDA is doing a lousy job in managing food safety for Americans. I won’t even say that that was the verdict of a panel at a Virtual Town Hall webinar sponsored by IFPA June 8. It was the premise.

FDA deputy commissioner says digital solutions are critical at WHO’s World Food Safety Day 2022

- General News
Speech by Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response - Food and Drug Administration. (Remarks as prepared for delivery)

Time for a Department of Food

- Analysis
Rather than tinkering with FDA, maybe it’s time for bigger thinking.

FDA updates Hepatitis outbreak investigation of strawberries

- General News
The FDA, along with CDC, and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States linked to fresh organic strawberries.

FDA: Overtasked and underfunded

- Analysis
As targets go, today’s Food and Drug Administration is the equivalent of the broad side of a barn.

Food industry groups call for FDA reform

- Analysis
At least I wasn’t reading it over lunch. I’ve been making my way through Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety, by Timothy D. Lytton, a law professor at Georgia State University.

IFPA joins group calling for changes at FDA

- General News
On Monday, dozens of organizations representing consumers, industry leaders, and state and local regulators, including International Fresh Produce Association, Consumer Reports, Stop Foodborne Illness, Consumer Brands Association, and the Association of Food and Drug Officials called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen leadership and accountability in FDA’s food safety and nutrition program.

‘Bombshell investigation’: FDA incompetence

- Analysis
Politico, a news agency covering Washington’s Capitol Hill, released a “bombshell investigation” of what it says is one of most incompetent and dysfunctional federal agencies: the Food and Drug Administration. 

FDA concludes Dole Packaged Salad outbreak investigation

- General News
The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Dole packaged leafy greens.