Welcome to a series of informational blogs where I will describe, decode and demystify the FDA “Control of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in Ready-to-Eat Foods: Guidance for Industry Draft Guidance” (henceforth, The Guidance). These blogs will offer translations of The Guidance for minimizing Listeria incidence in your ready-to-eat (RTE) production environment and products. In this series, I will provide a section-by-section analysis translating the FDA recommendations into usable English and offering techniques to go above and beyond for those that are so inclined. Continue reading
Preparing for the New Nutrition Facts Panel Rules: 10 Tips for the Food Industry
Posted by Dan Berg, Food Scientist, Senior Client Program Development Manager
Most food manufacturers have less than 18 months to meet the FDA’s new rules regarding the revision of Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels. At Covance, our food scientists have noticed that many manufacturers appreciate additional guidance on these amendments.
Based on commonly asked questions we’ve received in several key areas, we created this article to help educate manufacturers on how to meet the new regulations in the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels.
Signed into law in 2011, the Food Safety of Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping change to the way food safety is regulated in the U.S. since the adoption of the Food Drug and Cosmetic act itself in 1938. Due to the sheer size and magnitude of this legislation, the FDA is taking time to get the rules correct. Continue reading
On June 9, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a final rule regarding the manufacturing standards of infant formula. The final rule—which amends the FDA’s quality control procedures, notification, and record and reporting requirements for manufactures of infant formulas—is meant to ensure that formulas for infants without unusual medical or dietary problems are safe and support healthy growth. The rule also establishes current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs), and sets a date of September 8, 2014 for manufacturer compliance. Continue reading