• Food safety issues unclear as U.K. nears Brexit; U.S. food safety regs questioned

    7 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    The United Kingdom will lose access to RASFF after Brexit and Britain's future relationship with EFSA remains unclear, according to the British public health minister. Britain's future trade with U.S. food companies is also a question mark, with some in the U.K. saying certain food safety practices in the United States are unacceptable.
    Questioned by the British Parliament's Energy and Environment Committee this week, Minister Steve Brine, MP, confirmed the U.K. would not be able to vote in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed or have access to the Rapid Alert System...
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  • Federal food safety system remains on GAO's High Risk List

    7 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    The federal government's fragmented food safety program remains on the U.S. Government Accountability Office's High Risk List. Federal oversight of food safety was first added to GAO's High Risk List in 2007.
    The list is updated every two years, and GAO has made recommendations to reduce fragmentation in federal food safety oversight.
    But, the complex system of 30 federal laws administered by 15 federal agencies remains largely unchanged. That leaves federal food safety on the GAO High Risk List along with such areas of concern as the security clearance system, cybersecurity, and VA health...
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