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IFPA maps out efforts to strengthen FDA

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association has provided a map of IFPA efforts to advocate for improved efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and collaboration at the FDA.

NGA: FDA’s new traceability rule will disproportionately affect smaller grocers

- General News
The National Grocers Association, the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, responded to the final ruling on the proposed U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule, “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods.”

IFPA offers resources for new FSMA rule

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association has shared their initial reactions to the newly published rule on the Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods (Food Traceability Final Rule).

FDA releases details of FSMA traceability rule

- General News
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an unprecedented advancement in foodborne illness prevention through the finalization of a rule to more effectively trace contaminated food through the food supply, whether sourced in the U.S. or abroad.

Industry organizations call for food czar

- Analysis
Major food organizations, including the International Fresh Produce Association and Western Growers, have written to an independent expert panel reviewing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA outlines strategy to ensure safety of imported produce

- General News
There are unique challenges associated with the oversight of imported food. Global food supply chains are complex, with varying food safety systems and differing regulatory oversight among the more than 200 countries and territories exporting food to the U.S.

FDA initiative aims for safer imported produce

- General News
Now the agency is detailing how the 2019 strategy for safeguarding imported food applies specifically to imported produce in the Activities for the Safety of Imported Produce.

End food stamps for junk food

- Analysis
President Biden’s recently announced goal of ending hunger in America by 2030 is certainly a worthy and admirable objective.

FDA plans to redefine ‘healthy’ food

- General News
The Food and Drug Administration proposes to update the definition for food to claim it is “healthy” to be consistent with federal dietary guidelines.

FDA, Mexican counterparts report progress in food safety at second annual partnership meeting

- General News
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) and the National Service of Agro-Alimentary Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) held the second annual Food Safety Partnership (FSP) Meeting as part of ongoing efforts to help ensure the safety of food imported from Mexico and to advance protections for consumers in both countries.