FDA seeks help for food safety compliance - The Packer

FDA seeks help for food safety compliance

05/05/2014 12:49:00 PM
Tom Karst

The agency said expanded oversight authority allows it to provide industry technical expertise, setting and fostering compliance with food safety standards.

The FDA will use an expanded oversight toolkit that includes:

  • commodity-specific guidance on prevention-oriented standards;
  • education and outreach to ensure requirements are understood;
  • technical assistance for compliance, especially by small and mid-size operators;
  • regulatory incentives, such as less frequent or intense inspection for good performers;
  • reliable third-party audits to verify compliance; and
  • public education, transparency, and publicity to promote compliance and prevention.

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Dave Hamel    
Santa Maria  |  May, 06, 2014 at 10:12 AM

The programs and direction of the FDA's focus needs more attention at the farm level. These regulatory changes will have dramatic impact on the entire agricultural industry. Thanks for the timely story.

Maui  |  May, 06, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Watch for more rules that favor the unfettered and under-regulated use of chemicals in agriculture, support for GMO's and an attempt to kill the organic farming industry from this monster of a lobbyist, Micheal Taylor, a shill for Monsanto. The chemical industry has taken over the FDA, and EPA and is promoting Monsanto's agenda to control the world's food supply. This is wrong and they need to be stopped.

April Ward    
Sacramento, CA  |  May, 06, 2014 at 03:05 PM

The leafy greens farming communities of California and Arizona are pleased to see the inclusion of marketing agreements in the list of groups with which the agency will work on implementation. Read more on our blog: http://www.lgma.ca.gov/blog/fda-cites-need-coordinate- marketing-agreements-food-safety

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