• Issue of FSVP compliance coming to head as FDA issues first warning letter

    8 days ago - By NutraIngredients-USA

    Facilities that are subject to FSMA inspections are struggling with the initial implementation of the Foreign Supplier Verification Provision of the law, new data shows. The issue is coming to a head with the first warning letter based on a FSVP failure.
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  • FDA romaine investigation slighted facilities that chopped the heads

    FDA romaine investigation slighted facilities that chopped the heads

    8 days ago - By Food Safety

    The FDA didn't find the outbreak strain of the pathogen that sickened people in the largest E. coli O157 outbreak since 2006 when it did spot checks in romaine lettuce fields and cooling facilities, but it did not check for the bacteria when it visited one of many chopping plants that commingled the lettuce from multiple farms.
    Experts have said for years that bagged lettuce and other greens, especially when pre-chopped, are a frequent source of foodborne pathogens and illnesses.
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