NASDA will partner with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI), and other public health partners in the development of a national produce safety plan.
The changes are based on the input received during an outreach to stakeholders and valuable input received from farmers and others directly affected by the rules, including thousands of comments were submitted electronically during the comment period.
FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine Michael Taylortells attendees at the United Fresh Produce Association Washington Conference not to expect comment period extensions for the reproposed rules regarding FSMA.
Defining, building and storing traceability records throughout a manufacturing cycle for reference in response to an audit, recall or quality issue can be labor intensive and require numerous steps in the traceability chain when done manually.
As a result of recent food safety scandals, the public’s understanding of and appetite for food traceability and safety information has never been greater. Consumers and retailers now expect easy access to information on how and where food was...