FDA Announces FSMA Food Traceability Proposed Rule, a Major Milestone in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

September 22, 2020 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed rule to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. The FDA also published a draft “Food Traceability List,” which describes the foods that would be subject to the proposed requirements. The list includes leafy greens, fresh cut fruits and vegetables, some types of fish, shell eggs, nut butters, and more.

Sprouts Unlimited Inc. is Recalling Clover Sprouts in 4-ounce Packages Due to a Possible Health Risk

December 30, 2019 FDA

The affected batches of clover sprouts were distributed to Hy Vee Food stores, Fareway Food Stores and Jimmy John’s restaurants in Iowa.

FDA Voices: Paving the Road to Produce Safety Rule Inspections

February 11, 2019 FDA

When the time came a year ago to begin routine inspections of large farms, other than sprouts operations (which have requirements specific to them), for compliance with the rule, FDA heard – and agreed – that more time was needed to ensure that produce farmers have the training and information they need to help them comply with the new requirements.