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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.


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...


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...


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...


FDA issues draft guidance on oversight of food products covered by Systems Recognition Arrangements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


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...


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...


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...


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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