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Large Food Facilities Required to Meet This Deadline by Sept. 16

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The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) was specifically formed to help facilities comply with the new changing regulations. The rule requires registered food facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human consumption to take these steps: Maintain a food-safety plan; Analyze where hazards pertaining to food safety exist in their operations; and Put preventive controls into place… Read more »

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FDA Issues Final Food Defense Regulation Under Food Safety Modernization Act

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The US Food and Drug Administration have finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. While such acts are unlikely to occur, the new rule advances mitigation strategies to further protect the food supply.

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FDA’s final guidance: how to reduce acrylamide in bakery products

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final guidance to the food industry to help growers, manufacturers and food service operators take steps to reduce levels of acrylamide in certain foods, including baked goods as bread, crackers, and breakfast cereals that are cooked from cereal crops such as wheat and corn.

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US FDA proposes changes in packaged foods labeling

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed labeling changes to add the percentage of recommended daily intake of added sugars in packaged foods. In March last year, FDA proposed that food companies include added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label. However, this proposed rule did not include the declaration of the percent daily value for added sugars. The… Read more »

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FDA proposes daily value label for added sugars

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed including a percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars on Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods. The value would be based on the recommendation that the daily intake of calories from added sugars not exceed 10 percent of total calories. And, the new section would be similar to information on nutrients… Read more »

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War declared on trans fat

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The US government declared war on artificial fats known as “trans” that are present in almost all processed foods. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils (Phos) in food, considering them a threat to public health. The restriction will be applied gradually over a period of three years. These oils are… Read more »

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