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Food Safety: Cold chain key to safety, quality

Food Safety: Cold chain key to safety, quality

Dr. John Ryan followed shipments of produce to Honolulu in November. And he found that temperatures can take a roller coaster ride. Through Intelleflex temperature monitoring tags and RFID (radio frequency identification) readers, data was collected and read at each waypoint for analysis by shippers, customers and handlers on boxes and pallets of fruits and vegetables. GPS tracking allowed data and location to be transmitted via satellite. Produce tracking began at northern San Diego produce…  » Read more
Update: FDA not sure when food facility registration will open

Update: FDA not sure when food facility registration will open

A spokesperson for the FDA says the agency doesn't know yet when it will begin accepting food facility registrations as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Under FSMA, all domestic and foreign facilities manufacturing, processing, packing or holding food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. are mandated to register with FDA between now and Dec. 31. In the past, registration was voluntary. Registration was supposed to open Oct. 1, but it…  » Read more
Set to open today, FDA’s mandatory registration for food facilities not ready yet

Set to open today, FDA’s mandatory registration for food facilities not ready yet

While today marks the start of the three-month window for food facilities to meet mandatory registration requirements with the FDA, the government has announced that the website isn’t ready. Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), all domestic and foreign facilities manufacturing, processing, packing or holding food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. are mandated to register with FDA between now and Dec. 31. In the past, registration was voluntary. It’s not clear…  » Read more