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Regulatory Perspectives

Food safety has become a critical area of concern for consumers, government regulators, and the companies whose success depends on the trust and confidence of their consumers. From increased regulatory requirements and heightened public awareness to growing consumer unease with threats against the food supply and everyday products, companies cannot risk ignoring this important challenge.

Gain valuable insights on the latest legislation and regulatory developments, including FSMA, and how they may affect your organization.


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Regulatory update: January 2013

  • New Mexico Senator sponsors genetically modified food labeling bill.
  • Genetically modified labeling back in the spotlight
  • Semiannual regulatory agendas.
  • Uniform compliance date for food labeling regulations.
  • Draft environmental assessment and preliminary finding of no significant impact concerning a genetically engineered Atlantic salmon; availability.
FDA releases two of four FSMA proposed rules (January 16, 2013)  
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
is the most sweeping reform of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) food safety authority in more than 70 years. This act gives FDA new and enhanced mandates and authorities to protect consumers and promote public health.

On January 16, 2013, FDA published in the Federal Register two of the proposed rules under FSMA, which are commonly referred to as “Preventive Controls for Human Food” (78 FR 3646) and the “Produce Safety Rule” (78 FR 3503).

Regulatory update powered by Decernis: Potential regulatory changes may affect companies exporting to China and the United Kingdom

In the past week, both China and the United Kingdom have submitted proposed regulations to adjust the approved use and scope of various aluminum contained in food additives.  China, in particular, cited the need to reduce the amounts of aluminum in the total diet exposure for its children.

Digesting the Food Modernization Act
This thoughtware series outlines the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, providing recommendations and insights from experienced professionals to help companies prepare for the changing food safety landscape.


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