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Inteligistics offers FSMA 204 compliance consulting

- General News
On November 7, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a shot across the bow of the fresh foods supply chain when it published the final version of the Food Traceability Rule, also known as FSMA 204.

Lēf Farms recalls packaged salad greens because of possible health risk

- General News
lēf Farms of Loudon, N.H. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of the lēf Farms “Spice” Packaged Salad Greens ("best by" date 5/5/23, lot number SP10723- 1RGH1, UPC 8 50439 00709 1) produced in its Loudon, New Hampshire greenhouse because they have the potential to be contaminated with Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli) bacteria.

FDA issues report on Salmonella outbreak in cantaloupe in summer of 2022

- General News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that caused 88 reported illnesses and 32 hospitalizations in the U.S. between July and September 2022.

Get the F out of the FDA

- Analysis
Here I am shown modeling a T-shirt sent to me by Bill Marler, probably the nation’s leading food safety litigation attorney. It’s part of a campaign to detach food—the F—from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has proved its inadequacy in ensuring the nation’s food safety.

Food safety: FDA budget afterthought

- Analysis
I have been calling for detaching federal food safety functions from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and creating a new Department of Food and Nutrition, headed by a cabinet-level secretary.

Scenic Fruit Company recalls frozen organic strawberries sold in Western retailers

- General News
Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon is recalling frozen organic strawberries sold to Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, PCC Community Markets and frozen organic tropical blend sold to Trader Joe’s due to an outbreak of Hepatitis A illnesses.

A possible policy shift against processed foods

- Featured
Our era may see a shift in public nutrition policy like the one launched against cigarette smoking in the 1960s.

GS1 US releases guidance on FDA’s Food Traceability Final Rule

- General News
GS1 US has published a new guideline to help the food industry leverage GS1 Standards to help address the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Food Traceability Final Rule, which requires additional traceability records for certain foods under Section 204 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

FDA restructuring: not good enough

- Analysis
Those who (like everyone in the produce industry) have a vested interest in food safety may have been following the shakeups, real and proposed, for the troubled Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Unpacking FDA changes

- Analysis
The proposed restructuring of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on January 31 by FDA commissioner Robert Califf is important enough that it’s worth uncracking the bureaucratese.