FDA Finalizes Rule to Improve Registration Requirements for Food Facilities

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new rule as a part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to improve the...

Aug 03, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • Conference Recap: NACCHO at the 2016 National Environmental Health Association...

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) hosted its annual conference and exhibition (AEC) in partnership with the U.S....

    Aug 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • FDA Finalizes Rule to Protect Food Supply Against Intentional Contamination

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new food safety rule that will help further protect the food supply in the...

    May 31, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

  • FDA Finalizes Rule to Ensure Food Safety During Transport

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new food safety rule that will help prevent food contamination during...

    Apr 06, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • Senate Confirms New FDA Commissioner

    The United States Senate voted at the end of February to confirm Robert Califf as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug...

    Mar 08, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • 2015 Annual Report to Congress on the Use of Mandatory Recall Authority

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires many deliverables from FDA, among them special reports and studies to be submitted...

    Mar 07, 2016 | Amy Chang

  • President’s FY 2017 Budget Requests FSMA Investments in Import Safety and State...

    In his FY 2017 Budget Request, the President has proposed additional resources that include an increase of $25.3 million of new budget...

    Mar 01, 2016 | Amy Chang

  • What does your local health department wish it knew about the Food Safety...

    Let us know in the comments below.

    Feb 01, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • At Your Service: CDC’s Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence Provide Guidance...

    By Elizabeth Pace, Public Health Advisor, Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention If...

    Jan 27, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • FDA Finalizes Rule to Improve Registration Requirements for Food Facilities

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new rule as a part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to improve the accuracy of the food facility registration database. The Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities final rule updates the FDA’s food facility registration requirements. This update will help better protect public health […]

    Aug 03, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    Conference Recap: NACCHO at the 2016 National Environmental Health Association Annual Conference

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) hosted its annual conference and exhibition (AEC) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), earlier this summer in June. Described as the “nexus for environmental health training, education, networking and achievement,” this four-day event focused on how to move environmental health outside the box. As a...

    Aug 02, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    FDA Finalizes Rule to Protect Food Supply Against Intentional Contamination

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new food safety rule that will help further protect the food supply in the United States. The rule will require both domestic and foreign food facilities to complete and maintain a written food defense plan, assessing their potential vulnerabilities for risk of deliberate contamination where the […]

    May 31, 2016 | Anastasia Sonneman

    FDA Finalizes Rule to Ensure Food Safety During Transport

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new food safety rule that will help prevent food contamination during transportation. The rule will require those involved in transporting human and animal food by motor or rail vehicle to follow recognized best practices for sanitary transportation, such as properly refrigerating food, adequately cleaning vehicles between […]

    Apr 06, 2016 | Katie Regan

    Senate Confirms New FDA Commissioner

    The United States Senate voted at the end of February to confirm Robert Califf as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Califf, a cardiologist and academic researcher, received overwhelming support from an often divided Senate; the vote was 89 to 4. Califf, who was nominated by President Obama in September 2015 […]

    Mar 08, 2016 | Katie Regan

    2015 Annual Report to Congress on the Use of Mandatory Recall Authority

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires many deliverables from FDA, among them special reports and studies to be submitted to Congress. Click here to read the report on the use of mandatory recall authority in fiscal year 2015.

    Mar 07, 2016 | Amy Chang

    President’s FY 2017 Budget Requests FSMA Investments in Import Safety and State Partnerships on Produce Safety

    In his FY 2017 Budget Request, the President has proposed additional resources that include an increase of $25.3 million of new budget authority to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). With these funds, the FDA plans to focus on two key areas: National Integrated Food Safety System – $11.3 million The requested funding […]

    Mar 01, 2016 | Amy Chang

    What does your local health department wish it knew about the Food Safety Modernization Act?

    Let us know in the comments below.

    Feb 01, 2016 | Katie Regan

    At Your Service: CDC’s Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence Provide Guidance and Resources for Local and State Health Departments

    By Elizabeth Pace, Public Health Advisor, Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your health department’s foodborne illness investigations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoEs) can help. The CoEs were established under the […]

    Jan 27, 2016 | Katie Regan

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