News and Updates for State Task Forces
FDA Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Modernizing Food Standards of Identity
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it will hold a
public meeting on September 27, 2019, to give interested parties an opportunity to discuss FDA’s effort to modernize food standards of identity and to provide information about changes the FDA could make to existing standards of identity. FDA is particularly interested in changes that could be made across categories of standardized foods, often referred to as horizontal changes, to provide flexibility for manufacturers to develop healthier foods. FDA is particularly interested in changes that could be made across categories of standardized foods, often referred to as horizontal changes, to provide flexibility for manufacturers to develop healthier foods and to facilitate innovation. For more information….
Tropical Storm Dorian
As Tropical Storm Dorian is currently forecasted to impact Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has resources to help growers who may be affected by the impacts to their crops from severe weather conditions. The FDA’s Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the Safety of Flood-affected Food Crops for Human Consumption provides the information that producers can use as they assess potential damage to their food crops. This guidance is an important resource for the growers who produce and market these crops, as they are responsible for assuring the safety of flood-affected food crops for human consumption. For more information……