The regulation will have a widespread impact on local agri-food businesses, applying to food business operators at all stages of the food chain where their activities concern the provision of food information to consumers.
EU's commissioner-designate Vytenis Andriukaitis was speaking during his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament while the seventh round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) were unfolding in the US.
The Senators are urging the president to include $15 million in his fiscal year 2016 budget request for the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), which tracks antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens.
CSPI has submitted a petition for meat regulators to declare certain strains of Salmonella as adulterants, making it illegal to sell food contaminated with these bacteria and allowing the FSIS to recall or hold the food from commerce.
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.