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With the U.S. PFAS “Phase-out” clock ticking, what every food company should know

As regulatory bodies increase their scrutiny of per- and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS), food companies should work closely with their suppliers and prepare for the compliance transition.

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FDA issues Laboratory Accreditation final rule required under FSMA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a final rule regarding Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF). This memorandum summarizes the...

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FDA Holds Public Meeting on Closer to Zero Action Plan for Baby Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently held a public meeting as a part of its Closer to Zero: Action Plan for Baby Foods initiative. This plan identifies steps the...

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FDA Holds Summit on E-Commerce and Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently hosted a three-day virtual summit on e-commerce, which focused on food safety for foods ordered online and delivered directly to...

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FDA issues draft guidance on oversight of food products covered by Systems Recognition Arrangements

For the past several years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has used a “Systems Recognition” approach with its foreign regulatory counterparts, through which the FDA ...

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FDA reviews New Era of Smarter Food Safety accomplishments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a review of work done over the last year in advancing its New Era of Smarter Food Safety (New Era) Blueprint, which was released...

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Mounting pressure at both federal and state levels to expand PFAS oversight in food packaging

California and Vermont have recently joined a growing list of states that have passed legislation banning the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food...

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USDA to invest US$4 billion to strengthen food systems and improve supply chains

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA or the department) recently announced plans to invest more than US$4 billion to strengthen critical supply chains under President Biden’s...

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FDA Outlines Inspection and Assessment Activities During Pandemic, Roadmap for Future Operations

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the agency) recently released a report entitled Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight (Report) recapping the inspectional activities...

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