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OMB Releases Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released the Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory actions, which outlines the rulemaking actions currently under development in each...

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COVID-19 Update: FDA Prepares to Resume Domestic Inspections

Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement on July 10, 2020, describing the agency’s intentions and approach ...

Blue Bell Creameries enters into negotiated agreements with the Department of Justice to resolve investigations related to listeria contamination in ice cream

On May 1, 2020, Blue Bell Creameries L.P. (Blue Bell) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into two separate agreements related to the 2015 listeriosis outbreak linked to Blue...

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Lessons learned from post-9/11 and anthrax experiences to be applied to COVID-19 in the food industry

As we face huge challenges from COVID-19, I am reminded daily of the parallels we faced in the 9/11 aftermath and related anthrax incident nearly 20 years ago when I was Director of FDA's...

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COVID-19 update: FDA issues minor updates to guidance on hand sanitizer production

In March, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance documents, first revised on March 27, temporarily relaxing certain regulatory requirements for the production of...

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FSMA update: FDA issues compliance program guidance manual for preventive controls inspections

This post summarizes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Compliance Program Guidance Manual (CPGM) for food facilities subject to preventive controls and sanitary human food...

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COVID-19 update: CISA recommends raw materials be diverted to produce hand sanitizer

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued recommendations to address hand sanitizer shortages.

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COVID-19 update: FDA deputy commissioner Yiannas issues PSA and FDA updates COVID-19 food safety guidance

This post summarizes recent actions the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 Update: FDA and TTB response to increased demand for alcohol-based hand sanitizer production

As the novel coronavirus crisis continues to escalate, the demand for hygienic products such as hand sanitizer has dramatically increased. In response, many businesses, such as food and...

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