As leaders of one of our nation’s safest and most highly regulated industries, dairy manufacturers have long understood the benefits of keeping our products safe for consumers. As you are aware, the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will require all dairy food processors to implement new standards of food safety compliance by July 3, 2012.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they are making a change regarding intake of carbohydrates, according to “2011 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health” from the International Food Information Council, Washington, D.C. More than half say that they are trying to limit sugars.
The most sweeping set of food safety reforms of our lifetime was signed into law by President Obama in January 2011. Called the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration is now writing proposed regulations that will likely take effect next year. What do dairy companies need to do to get ready? Here are four critical areas for you to focus on now.
Most dairy industry meetings over the past year have devoted at least one session or agenda item to safety. DMI’s Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy established a Food Safety Committee almost two years ago to evaluate existing food safety tools and develop new ones. One of the main reasons for this focus was the passage in 2010 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Since then FDA and our academic partner JIFSAN have held eight Good Agricultural Practices workshops in Mexico—more than in any other country. Numerous technical experts have shared their knowledge in areas such as laboratories, seafood and dairy processing, and food packaging. FDA has hosted 40 visitors in 14 delegations to facilitate information exchange between our countries.
Welcome to Jim Carper's Dairy Case, a look at the people, processors and products in the news. In this issue: Attitude Drinks, Milk PEP, FDA, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, National Ice Cream Mix Association and more.
A federal court has granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a permanent injunction preventing Rainbow Acres Farm from distributing raw milk and raw milk products in final package form for human consumption across state lines
Dairy foods have been around for thousands of years. The dairy industry has operated plants for hundreds of years. While the equipment and technology used today are noticeably different from 20 years ago, the processing steps are very similar and sometimes unchanged from a hundred years ago.
The International Dairy Foods Association, Washington, D.C., says it supports the Food and Drug Administration’s long-term strategic plan to improve effectiveness and efficiency under its Foods and Veterinary Medicine Program.