food safety and modernization act http://kbia.org en Padlock the milk! FDA’s push to safeguard the food supply http://kbia.org/post/padlock-milk-fda-s-push-safeguard-food-supply <p><em><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Food terrorism, part two:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> New rules would require the nation’s largest food manufacturing plants to tighten up security. How would that impact the dairy industry, which is considered the most vulnerable to attack?</span></em></p><p>Many of the food terrorism scenarios outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration involve liquid.</p><p>And there’s good reason for that.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:32:37 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 49238 at http://kbia.org Padlock the milk! FDA’s push to safeguard the food supply FDA to revise food safety rules http://kbia.org/post/fda-revise-food-safety-rules <p>The FDA plans to revise two controversial food safety rules, <a>according to a statement&nbsp;</a>regulators issued Thursday.</p><p>The rules, <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm379397.htm">originally released in January</a>, are aimed at preventing outbreaks of foodborne illness and at improving food safety in the produce industry. The FDA said it plans to revise the rules and issue another draft of them this summer.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:41:21 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 45611 at http://kbia.org FDA to revise food safety rules FDA inspects just 2 percent of imported food shipments http://kbia.org/post/fda-inspects-just-2-percent-imported-food-shipments <p>According to a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm376478.htm?source=govdelivery&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=govdelivery">recent Food and Drug Administration report</a>, FDA regulators inspected less than two percent of the food shipments that were imported to the U.S. in the 2012 fiscal year.</p><p>FDA inspectors are responsible for all domestic and imported food except meat, poultry and eggs, which fall under U.S. Department of Agriculture purview.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:58:56 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 44992 at http://kbia.org FDA inspects just 2 percent of imported food shipments Sen. Blunt seeks more input on food rules http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-seeks-more-input-food-rules <p></p><p>Seventy-five members of Congress, including Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, are asking the Food and Drug Administration to allow further comment on sweeping food safety rules that farmers say could drive them out of business.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:28:30 +0000 Associated Press 44347 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt seeks more input on food rules Food safety rules up for comment http://kbia.org/post/food-safety-rules-comment <p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two proposed food safety rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on Friday. The proposed standards come two full years after President Obama signed the act into law in January of 2011.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:09:53 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 26900 at http://kbia.org Food safety rules up for comment Safety scrutiny turns to grain http://kbia.org/post/safety-scrutiny-turns-grain <p></p><div><p>On this week's show we’ll hear about new food safety regulations and how they could impact grain producers, and learn about a study that looked at online avatars and personal health.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:59:59 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 26512 at http://kbia.org Safety scrutiny turns to grain New food safety rules apply to bulk grains http://kbia.org/post/new-food-safety-rules-apply-bulk-grains <p></p><div><p>New food safety regulations are about to be announced by the Food and Drug Administration. These regulations—covering everything from sanitation to record-keeping—are part of the Food Safety and Modernization Act, which became law two years ago. While the produce and meat industries get the lion’s share of attention, commodity grains now fall under the FDA’s watch.</p></div><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:33:52 +0000 Amy Mayer 26511 at http://kbia.org New food safety rules apply to bulk grains