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USDA & FDA expected changes in food regulations

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  • February 17, 2015

Consumers' expectations for safe, wholesome and unadulterated products
are key drivers for new regulations in 2015. USDA and FDA are working on
new rules to improve consumers' health and better guide food and
beverage industries.

USDA's FSIS

In 2015, main goals for FSIS are to:

  • Improve the Public Health Information System (PHIS)
  • Reach 90% compliance with the voluntary food defense plans
  • Increase quality, quantity and standardization of information on food labels
  • Developing new policies, procedures and guidance for the food and beverage industries.
  • Increase inspection volume and inspection staff to better verify HACCP certification, renewal and recordkeeping
  • Finalize the Listeria monocytogenes Interim Final rule
  • Improve and increase information about food safety for meat, poultry, milk and egg products

FDA

In 2015, FDA's main goals are to:

  • Finalize the rules in relation with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
  • Implement the FSMA training programs for FDA and private inspectors
  • Focus on concerns such as toxicology, chronic disease, obesity and nutrition more than microbiology.
  • Finalize the “Food Labeling revision” by updating

     oThe content of the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) and Supplement Facts Panel, with mandatory and voluntary nutrient labeling and the reference values for these nutrients.

     oThe serving sizes of foods that can reasonably be consumed at one sitting.

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