Food Safety

Children seeing, touching, and tasting produce

FDA

October 22, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.’’ The draft guidance, when finalized, will provide FDA’s current thinking and recommendations to help covered farms comply with the final regulation entitled ‘‘Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption’’ (Produce Safety Rule), which established science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce grown for human consumption

HHS

October 22, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Guide to Minimize Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Produce.’’ The draft guidance, when finalized, will supersede a previous guidance, entitled ‘‘Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables,’’ that we issued in 2008. The draft guidance is intended to explain our current thinking on how to comply with recently modernized requirements for current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) and with new requirements for hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls under our regulation entitled ‘‘Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and RiskBased Preventive Controls for Human Food’’ during the production of freshcut produce. 

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

February 2012

Describes the progress of the FDA in establishing foreign posts and the progress of those posts in working with foreign government counterpart regulatory authorities and others.

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bfr, Germany).

July 1, 2011

Calculates the amounts of cadmium, lead, mercury, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which consumers usually absorb with foods.

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

2016-2020

Strategic action plan for ARS National Program 108, Food Safety. The program provides through research, the means to ensure that the food supply is safe for consumers; and that food and feed meet foreign and domestic regulatory requirements. Outlines the research needs, anticipated products, and potential benefits for tackling specified problems related to foodborne contaminants,

Food and Agriculture Organization.

June 2010

Identifies emerging nanotechnology applications and the potential collaborative efforts for assessment of these applications. Conference brought together participants from developed and developing nations, academia, private sector, governmental and international organizations.

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