US Food and Drug Administration Recognizes Alignment of GLOBALG.A.P. Standard with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule

The GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard version 5.4-1-GFS for fruit and vegetables, plus the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) add-on version 1.3, is now officially recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be in alignment with the PSR.

Former FDA Tech-Enabled Traceability Co-Lead Andrew Kennedy and Azzule Co-Founder Matt Regusci Partner with iFoodDS to Launch Strategic Consulting Firm for FSMA 204 Compliance

February 28, 2023 iFoodDS

 iFoodDS, the leading platform provider of connected traceability, quality, and food safety solutions for the fresh food supply chain, today announced the launch of a consulting arm, New Era Partners, to advise firms on achieving operational compliance with the FSMA 204 mandate.

National Grocers Association Names ReposiTrak as its Exclusive Traceability and Compliance Partner

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will impose additional technical, financial and operational burdens on food retailers when Section 204 of the law is published, pursuant to a court order, this November. Specifically, retailers, wholesalers and their trading partners will need to maintain records of every movement of several fresh product categories from the point of origin to the point of sale to the consumer. This will have the impact of changing the way every food store and distribution center in the country records the delivery of shipments.

FDA Issues Improvement Plan Focused on Modernizing Foodborne Illness Outbreak Responses

December 21, 2021 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a longstanding commitment to strengthening food safety and better protecting consumers, as part of its public health agenda. Today, we are taking an important step to build on this commitment with the release of the Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan. This plan is designed to help the FDA and our partners enhance the speed, effectiveness, coordination and communication of foodborne outbreak investigations. We are confident that the actions outlined in this plan will in turn translate into activities focused on enhancing the prevention of outbreaks.

FDA and USDA Collaborate to Present Webinars on FSMA Produce Safety Rule to Produce Exporters in Latin America

July 12, 2021 FDA

Throughout July and August, the FDA will offer Webinars followed by live Q&A sessions on the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for stakeholders in Latin America.