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IFPA Washington Conference to address these policy issues

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These are just a few of the pivotal issues that attendees will confront at IFPA’s 2023 Washington Conference, September 12-15 in Washington, DC.

Former FDA deputy commissioner joins Wiliot as advisor

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Wiliot, the Internet of Things pioneer whose visibility platform is enabling trillions of "things" to gain intelligence, today announced that Frank Yiannas, the former Deputy Commissioner of Food Policy & Response of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), has joined the company as a Strategic Advisor.

FDA recognizes alignment of GLOBALG.A.P. Standard with FSMA Produce Safety Rule

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“We are pleased that the FDA now officially recognizes IFA as a reliable basis for food safety,” said Managing Director Elmé Coetzer-Boersma.

Braga Fresh issues precautionary recall of salad kit due to potential presence of undeclared allergens

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Braga Fresh is voluntarily recalling a single production run of 365 by Whole Foods Market Organic Asian Inspired Chopped Salad Kit 12oz bag purchased from Whole Foods Markets stores.

FMI calls for standardization for FDA food traceability

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Since FDA’s Food Traceability Final Rule was published more than seven months ago, FMI members have been working tirelessly to understand the rule in order to develop and implement solutions to meet the requirements by the 2026 compliance date. While the concept of tracing food from farm-to-fork may sound simple at first, in reality, it is quite complex.

FDA announces additional recalls in frozen strawberry Hepatitis investigation

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Based on traceback data gathered during the ongoing investigation of hepatitis A infections linked to frozen organic strawberries imported from Baja California, Mexico; FDA has identified additional firms that may have received potentially contaminated product. FDA has been working with these firms to ensure that any potentially contaminated product is removed from the market.

FDA releases food safety tips for fruits and vegetables

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Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, and especially delicious in the summertime. As temperatures rise, some germs that cause foodborne illness (also called food poisoning) multiply faster– making food safety even more important to keep in mind.

Inteligistics offers FSMA 204 compliance consulting

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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

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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

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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.