2009 USDA/FDA News

 

 

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·         Public Meeting to Address Codex Committee on Milk and Milk Products

·         New Vaccines May Help Thwart E. coli O157:H7

·         FDA Expands Presence Outside U.S. with Opening of Mexico City Post

·         School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles

·         FDA Debars Convicted Virginia Seafood Dealer from Importing Food for 20 Years

·         USDA Deregulates Genetically Engineered Corn Modified for Herbicide Resistance

·         USDA CONSUMER ALERT: Keeping Food Safe During An Emergency

·         USDA and HHS Continue Food Safety Working Group Efforts; Customs and Border Protection Opens Import Food Safety Center

·         FDA Launches New Pet Health and Safety Widget

·         USDA and HHS Continue Food Safety Working Group Efforts; Customs and Border Protection Opens Import Food Safety Center

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·         USDA Launches Toll-Free Help Desk for Small Meat and Poultry Processors

·         FDA, CDC, and States Investigating Norovirus Illnesses Linked to Oysters Consumers advised to avoid oysters harvested from San Antonio Bay

·         Joint FSIS-FDA Public Meeting on Tracing Unsafe Food Products

·         Food Defense Tool from FDA and APHIS Helps Farmers, Producers Assess Vulnerabilities

·         Reportable Food Report

·         Draft Compliance Policy Guide, Dairy Products Microbial Contaminants and Alkaline Phosphatase Activity

·         FDA Seeks Permanent Injunction Against Sharkco Seafood International Inc. Sharkco’s History of Violations Prompts FDA to Seek Court Action

·         ‘‘Real Time’’ Surveys of Consumers’ Knowledge, Perceptions, and Reported Behavior Concerning Foodborne Illness Outbreaks or Food Recalls

·         E. coli O157:H7 - Consumer Information from FoodSafety.gov

·         FDA Takes Action Against Maryland Veal Calf Dealer

·         FDA Takes Action Against Dairy Farm and Owner

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·         Acrylamide in Food; Request for Comments and for Scientific Data and Information; Extension of Comment Period

·         FDA Takes Action Against Dairy Farm and Owner

·         Make Food Safety Part of Your Holiday Menu; Have a Safe, Successful Holiday Feast

·         The Nationwide Microbiological Baseline Data Collection Program: Young Chicken Survey

·         FDA Takes Action against Seafood Processing Company, Executives

·         FDA to Look into Safety of Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

·         FDA Statement on Vibrio vulnificus in Raw Oysters

·         New Report Recommends Enhanced Food Tracing Guidelines

·         FDA Issues 2009 FDA Food Code

·         FDA and FSIS Collaborate To Improve Tracing of Unsafe Food Products; Goal is to Prevent or Mitigate Foodborne Illness

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·         Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Tomatoes; Extension of Comment Period

·         Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Melons; Extension of Comment Period

·         Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Leafy Greens; Extension of Comment Period

·         Product Tracing Systems for Food; Public Meeting

·         Questions and Answers about the Impact of FDA’s New Policy to Prevent Vibrio vulnificus in Gulf Coast Raw, Untreated Oysters

·         FDA, JIFSAN Travel to Bangladesh to Teach Seafood Safety

·         Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Responds to Allegations From the Humane Society of the United States

·         USDA Food Safety Videos

·         Notice of Request for a New Information Collection (Food Safety Education Conference)

·         Raw Product Destined For Ready-To-Eat Product Excluded From Salmonella Testing
·         Recordkeeping Requirements for Microbiological Testing and Corrective Measures for Bottled Water
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·         Web Seminar: Selecting Scientific Documentation to Support Establishments' HACCP Plan | Register
·         Web Seminar: Selecting and Maintaining Effective GMPS for an Effective Food Safety System | Register
·         Codex Alimentarius Commission, Codex Committee on Food Hygiene
·         Cooperative Inspection Programs; Interstate Shipment of Meat and Poultry Products
·         ARS, Company Team Up to Fight Biofilm Food Contamination
·         Keeping America's Families Safe: Reforming the Food Safety System
·         Public Meeting to Address Codex Committee on Food Hygiene
·         Verification of Less Than Daily (LTD) Sanitation Procedures
·         Hardy New Aflatoxin-Resistant Corn Lines Released
·         FDA Awards $17.5 Million in Grants to Further Food and Feed Safety
·         ARS System to Detect Poultry Contamination Passes First Commercial Test
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·         FDA Takes Enforcement Action against Ready-to-Eat Sandwich Manufacturer
·         Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Launches National Institute Of Food and Agriculture
·         Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Regarding Recent E. Coli Story
·         E. coli O157:H7 Resources
·         Intensified Verification Testing and “For Cause” Food Safety Assessments in Response to Ready-To-Eat Testing Results
·         USDA Joins FDA Efforts on New Food Safety Regulations
·         FDA Consumer Health Information Updates: FDA's Cooperative Programs Improve Food Safety
·         Safe and Suitable Ingredients Used in the Production of Meat and Poultry Products
·         SignFSIS Food Safety Videocasts Added
·         Industry Podcasts
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·         Food Safety at Home Podcasts
·         FDA Issues Strategic Plan for Risk Communication
·         FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
·         General Food Defense Plan
·         Intensified Verification Testing and “For Cause” Food Safety Assessments In Response to Ready-to-Eat Testing Results
·         General Food Defense Plan
·         Cooperative Inspection Programs: Interstate Shipment of Meat and Poultry Products
·         FSIS Proposes Interstate Commerce Shipping Regulations for Small Plant Operations
·         Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Regarding Animal Health and 2009 Pandemic H1N1 Influenza
·         HHS and USDA Unveil New Food Safety Consumer Web Site at www.foodsafety.gov

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·         Compositing of Environmental Samples Collected During Risk-Based Listeria monocytogenes (RLm) Sampling

·         Public Meeting to Address Agenda Items for the 3rd session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance

·         FDA Opens the Reportable Food Registry Electronic Portal for industry

·         Reportable Food Registry

·         Guidance for Industry: Q&A Regarding the Reportable Food Registry as Established by the FDA Amendments Act of 2007

·         Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997: Modifications to the List of Recognized Standards

·         FDA Study Indicates Most Industry Postmarketing Studies

·         Ensuring Sample Integrity When Submitting Residue Samples to the Laboratory for Residue Testing

·         Questions and Answers Regarding the Labeling of Dietary Supplements

·         School Food Safety Inspections

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·         Final Rule for Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation; Public Meetings

·         Interagency Risk Assessment of the Public Health Impact From Foodborne L. monocytogenes in Some RTE Foods

·         Interagency Memorandum of Understanding on Toxicity of Nanomaterials

·         Acrylamide in Food; Request for Comments and for Scientific Data and Information

·         FSIS Publishes List of Issuances Slated for September

·         Draft Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Melons

·         Draft Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Tomatoes

·         Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Leafy Greens

·         Irradiation in the Production, Processing, and Handling of Food

·         Prevention of E. coli O157:H7 for Further Processors

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·         FDA: Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Other Products Seized at Louisiana Company

·         FDA Commissioner Sets Out Vision on Enforcement to Support Public Health

·         FDA Commissioner Sets Out Vision on Enforcement to Support Public Health

·         Margaret Hamburg: Effective Enforcement and Benefits to Public Health

·         Food Safety Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 23-26, 2010

·         APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum

·         Verification Activities for E. coli O157:H7 in Raw Beef Products

·         FDA Issues Draft Guidances for Tomatoes, Leafy Greens and Melons

·         Draft Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Melons; Availability

·         Draft Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Tomatoes; Availability

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·         Draft Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Leafy Greens; Availability

·         Seafood HACCP Alliance for Education and Training (U18).

·         FDA Gives Update on Botulinum Toxin Safety Warnings; Established Names of Drugs Changed

·         HHS Secretary Sebelius, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announce New Strategies to Keep America’s Food Supply Safe

·         APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum  

·         Routine Sampling and Testing of Beef Manufacturing Trimmings Derived From Cattle Not Slaughtered in That Establishment (Bench Trim) for (E. coli) O157:H7

·           Directive

·         Public Health Advisory: The FDA recommends that consumers should not use body building products marketed as containing steroids or steroid-like substances

·           Warning Letter

·         Issues Regarding Effective Microbiological Testing for E. coli O157:H7 for Small and Very Small Plants - July 29, 2009

·         Homeland Security Threat Condition Response - Food Defense Verification Procedures - Revision 5

·         FDA: Adulterated Animal Feed Seized

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·         Update on Recalled Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough

·         HHS/USDA News Release: USDA and HHS Praise Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response

·         USDA and HHS Praise Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response

·         Classes of Poultry

·         FDA Takes Enforcement Action Against Three New Jersey Dietary Supplement and Protein Powder Manufacturers

·         Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation

·         Obama Administration Delivers on Commitment to Upgrade U.S. Food Safety System

·         Noted Food Safety Expert Michael R. Taylor Named Advisor to FDA Commissioner

·         FDA: New Public Health Regulation to Improve Egg Safety and Reduce Salmonella Illnesses

·         Egg Safety Final Rule

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·         FDA Takes Enforcement Action Against Cheese Manufacturer

·         Independence Day: Drills for the Grill

·         USDA Stresses Food Safety During Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

·         FDA Confirms E. Coli O157:H7 in Prepackaged Nestlé Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough

·         Draft Guidance for Industry on Measures to Address the Risk for Contamination by Salmonella Species in Food Containing Pistachios

·         Statement by Mr. Almanza

·         2010 Food Safety Education Conference

·         FDA Seeks Public Input on Transparency

·         Questions and Answers About the Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough Recall

·         FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Nestle Toll House Prepackaged, Refrigerated Cookie Dough

·         Interagency Retail Listeria monocytogenes Risk Assessment: Notice of Public Meeting on June 23, 2009

·         FSIS, FDA to Host Meeting on Interagency Retail Listeria Risk Assessment

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·         Changes in Sampling Frequency for E. Coli O157:H7 Testing in Raw Ground Beef

·         Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food --- 10 States, 2008

·         FDA Forms Transparency Task Force

·         Meat, Poultry, Egg Products, and Shell Eggs Refused Entry Into the United States (U.S.)

·         Bottled Water: Final Rule

·         Interagency Retail L. monocytogenes Risk Assessment

·         2010 Food Safety Education Conference

·         Obama Administration Launches Food Safety Working Group Website (May 21, 2009)

·         Dietary Supplements Worth $1.3 Million Condemned and Forfeited to the United States Under Consent Decree

·         President's FY 2010 Budget for FDA Invests Substantially in Food and Medical Product Safety

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·         Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

·         FDA: More than $1.5 Million of Adulterated Food, Food Ingredients Seized

·         2010 Food Safety Education Conference
 
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·         Substances Prohibited From Use in Animal Food or Feed; Confirmation of Effective Date of Final Rule; Correction

·         Verifying Sanitary Dressing and Process Control Procedures In Slaughter Operations Of Cattle of Any Age

·         Guidance for Industry: Bottled Water: Arsenic Small Entity Compliance Guide

·         Guidance for Industry: Cochineal Extract and Carmine; Small Entity Compliance Guide

·         Guidance for Industry: Bottled Water: Uranium Small Entity Compliance Guide

·         Statement from Secretary Vilsack on Canada Detection of H1N1 in Alberta Swine
Guidance for FDA and CBP Staff: Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002

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·         Guidance for Industry: Small Entities Compliance Guide for Renderers—Substances Prohibited From Use in Animal Food or Feed; Availability

·         Small Entity Compliance Guide: Bottled Water: Arsenic; Availability

·         Small Entity Compliance Guide: Bottled Water: Uranium; Availability

·         Small Entity Compliance Guide: Cochineal Extract and Carmine: Declaration by Name on the Label of All Foods and Cosmetic Products That Contain These Color Additives; Availability

·         Frequently Asked Questions About Influenza H1N1

·           See USDA's Newsroom for updated statements by Secretary Vilsack.

·           2009 Flu Information from CDC

·         Updated Statement by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Regarding USDA Efforts Regarding H1N1 Flu Outbreak

·         Update By Secretary Of Agriculture Vilsack Regarding USDA Outreach Efforts Regarding Swine Influenza A (H1N1)

·         Statement by Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack Regarding Human Cases of Swine Influenza A(H1N1)

·           Frequently Asked Questions Swine and Human Cases of Swine Influenza A (H1N1)

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·         Raw Alfalfa Sprouts Linked To Salmonella Contamination

·         Statement by Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack Regarding Human Cases of Swine Influenza A (H1N1)

·           Frequently Asked Questions: Swine and Human Cases of Swine Influenza A (H1N1)

·           Swine Flu Information from CDC

·         What You Need to Know About Prior Notice of Imported Food Shipments (A Small Entity Compliance Guide)

·         Peer Review Report - Risk Profile: Hepatitis A Virus Infection Associated with Consumption of Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce

·         Substances Prohibited From Use in Animal Food or Feed; Confirmation of Effective Date of Final Rule

·         Exploring the World of Food Safety through Science

·         Recommendations for the Early Food Safety Evaluation of New Non-Pesticidal Proteins Produced by New Plant Varieties Intended for Food Use

·         District Veterinary Medical Specialist – Work Methods

·         Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food --- 10 States, 2008

·         Substances Prohibited From Use in Animal Food or Feed; Final Rule: Proposed Delay of Effective Date

 

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