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USDA and FDA Announce Key Step to Advance Collaborative Efforts to Streamline Produce Safety Requirements for Farmers

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing effort to make the oversight of food safety stronger and more efficient, USDA and FDA announced the alignment of the USDA Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices Audit Program (USDA H-GAP) with the requirements of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA’s) Produce Safety Rule. The new step is …

food safety

Key Agency Behind in Modernizing Nation’s Food Safety System

Dan Cattle, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Livestock

Despite recent improvements, a key agency responsible for the nation’s food safety is still way behind in modernizing the nation’s food safety system. That’s from the Food and Drug Administration’s own inspector general and lawmakers who have oversight of the agency .Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration the power years ago to force recalls of food blamed for illness outbreaks.  But …