- Food labeling claims and food safety issues are responsible for the majority of lawsuits against food companies
- ‘Natural’ labeling claims, foodborne illnesses, and chemical hazards have triggered several lawsuits this year
- FDA is required to publish a highly anticipated and potentially controversial proposed rule to define high-risk foods
- There is an upward trend in the annual number of 60-day notices associated with food products for Proposition 65
- Lawsuits were filed this year to push the FDA to finalize specific FSMA regulations
- CDC investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to cooked diced chicken meat
- The unique facts on L. monocytogenes around temperature, growth conditions, lethality, high-risk populations, mortality rates, and monitoring
- Government oversight continues to evolve with the release of a new guidance document
- The FDA has found PFAS present at detectable levels in various foods supporting an EPA 2016 health advisory.
- PFAS are listed as possible carcinogens and are linked to other health concerns.
- Foods grown in contaminated soils, irrigated with contaminated water, or in contact with certain food wrappings may contain PFAS.
- Media discussions on PFAS hazards have further raised consumer awareness.
- Monitoring ingredients and packaging reduce contamination risk.
Thank you for visiting us at IAFP. This year’s conference brought together experts from across the globe to learn, engage, and collaborate on the latest scientific advancements in the food industry. As we reflect on the successes of the show, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights that stuck out to us!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released plans as part of their surveillance sampling program to focus on Hepatitis A Virus and Norovirus detection in frozen berries. This eighteen-month surveillance sampling program was initiated in November of 2018. Continue Reading
That’s a Wrap for IFT 2019! We want to thank you for visiting us at IFT this year. This year’s conference brought together thousands of like-minded innovators to learn, engage, and collaborate on the latest scientific advancements in the food industry. With the show ending, and things going back to business as usual, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights that stuck out to us!
While I think everyone would agree that Russian roulette is a risky endeavor, not everyone would concede that zip lining, rock climbing or skydiving are risky activities. The ambiguity of “risk” can be extended to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations, particularly the designation of “high-risk” foods and the mitigation of the intentional adulteration of foods.