2010s

This section contains reports and assessments published or updated during the years 2010 - 2019.

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Agriculture).

October 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.’’ The draft guidance, when finalized, will provide FDA’s current thinking and recommendations to help covered farms comply with the final regulation entitled ‘‘Standards for the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

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services).

October 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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Guide to Minimize Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Produce.’’ The draft guidance, when finalized, will supersede a previous guidance, entitled ‘‘Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables,’’ that we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 The draft guidance is intended to explain our current thinking on how to comply with recently modernized requirements for current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) and with new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. 

Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (United States).

October 2018

Over past decades, public-private partnerships (P3s) have demonstrated significant value as a mechanism for pursuing governmental and societal goals, and the 2018 JIFSAN Symposium will focus on the role of P3s in improving public health outcomes in nutrition and food safety. A distinguished panel of public and private sector speakers will build the rationale for P3s, discuss and debate the metrics that are critical to declaring success, and through multiple, real-world examples highlight the challenges and opportunities inherent in such multisector investments. Experts will also focus on specific case studies where P3s have been instrumental in successful implementation of legislative and regulatory shifts (e.g., FSMA) and offer solutions to common challenges such as data sharing with the private sector. The Symposium will conclude with a panel of speakers from previous sessions who will share their thoughts on the role of the next generation of P3s in improving food safety and nutrition outcomes.

Food Standards Agency (United Kingdom).

October 2018

The annual Radioactivity in Food and the Environment (RIFE) report 2017 shows that the level of man-made radioactivity to which people in the United Kingdom are exposed remained below the European Union legal limit.

Economic Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

August 2018

The "Produce Rule" (PR), which began its phased implementation in January 2018, is an on-farm Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation that sets specific disease-preventive requirements for produce that is sold and consumed raw in the United States. The report presents results of a 2015 and 2016 survey of produce growers about their microbial food safety practices before the PR’s implementation.

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services).

August 2018

Rules and Guidance for Industry related to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). 

Food Standards Agency (United Kingdom).

August 2018

The social science team at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) led research on young people with food allergies and intolerances to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges young people face living with their condition. The research was supported by Allergy UK and Anaphylaxis Campaign, who allowed us to contact their membership providing our targeted sample base.

Government of Canada (Canada).

May 2018

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Minister of Health with respect to the provisions of the annexed Regulations other than sections 391 and 408, and on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice with respect to that section 391 and of the Minister of Finance with respect to that section 408, makes the annexed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations pursuant to regulations.

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