food safety and modernization act

4:32 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Padlock the milk! FDA’s push to safeguard the food supply

Milk is an extremely popular item on the University of Missouri campus, says purchasing coordinator Sandy Perley. "Our entire campus in a year drinks about 96,000 gallons of milk. And by our best calculation, that’s about 326 gallons a day."
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Food terrorism, part two: 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?

Many of the food terrorism scenarios outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration involve liquid.

And there’s good reason for that.

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2:41 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

FDA to revise food safety rules

The FDA plans to revise two controversial food safety rules, focusing, in part, on the produce industry.
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The FDA plans to revise two controversial food safety rules, according to a statement regulators issued Thursday.

The rules, originally released in January, 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.

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2:58 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

FDA inspects just 2 percent of imported food shipments

Higher risk imported products on the FDA’s radar include raw produce, seafood and spices.
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According to a recent Food and Drug Administration report, FDA regulators inspected less than two percent of the food shipments that were imported to the U.S. in the 2012 fiscal year.

FDA inspectors are responsible for all domestic and imported food except meat, poultry and eggs, which fall under U.S. Department of Agriculture purview.

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5:28 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Sen. Blunt seeks more input on food rules

Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri.
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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.

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10:09 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Food safety rules up for comment

The FDA has proposed new food safety rules focusing, in part, on the produce industry.
Abbie Fentress Swanson/Harvest Public Media

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. 

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Under the Microscope
5:59 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Safety scrutiny turns to grain

Pellets are cooled and dried in a grain hopper until they’re ready for shipping or storing.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

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.

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5:33 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

New food safety rules apply to bulk grains

At DFS Animal Nutrition, Leland McKinney says quality and safety are inextricably linked.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

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.

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