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The Food and Drug Administration is releasing details of its New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint.

The agency plans to announce details 1 p.m. Eastern July 13, with remarks from FDA Commissioner Stephan Hahn and Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner. More information will be available at the New Era of Smarter Food Safety webpage.

Yiannas gave a preview of the plans during the GS1 Connect: Digital Edition virtual show in mid-June. His discussion with Bob Carpenter, GS1 US president and CEO, is available online.

The FDA announced its “New Era” plan in spring 2019 after E. coli outbreaks traced to leafy greens and romaine lettuce.  According to the announcement for the initiative, the blueprint to meet food safety goals focuses on traceability, technology and evolving business models.

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