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May 31, 2016, Covington Alert
On May 27, 2016, FDA finalized its seventh and final food safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which will become new 21 C.F.R. Part 121. The Intentional Adulteration rule establishes requirements to help protect food against adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health, including acts of terrorism. For the first time, domestic and foreign food facilities will be required to complete and maintain written food defense plans assessing their potential vulnerabilities to deliberate contamination where the intent is to cause wide-scale public health harm.
August 25, 2016
Earlier this week, FDA released five chapters of a multi-chapter draft guidance on hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food. The long-awaited draft guidance is intended to help industry comply with certain requirements of the agency’s final rule for preventive controls for human food (PC rule) under the Food Safety Modernization Act ...
July 18, 2016, Covington Alert
On July 14, 2016, FDA published its amended final regulations for registration of domestic and foreign food facilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Registration is required for such facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption. The final rule codifies a number of provisions that were mandated by FSMA ...
May 23, 2016, Covington Alert
On Friday, May 20, 2016, FDA issued two final rules to revise the nutrition labeling requirements for conventional foods and dietary supplements—the first major revisions to the nutrition labels since they were originally required over 20 years ago. Recognizing a shift in the average American’s consumption habits and understanding of the Nutrition Facts label, ...