USDA changing foreign audit practices

During the pandemic, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service largely replaced its in-country visitation teams with so-called remote verification audits. FSIS audits foreign countries that export […]

USDA announces Good Manufacturing Practices Audit for Produce Distribution Centers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the establishment of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit service for produce distribution centers. The GMP audit service […]

USDA Announces Steps to Build More Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Food Systems

The Department of Agriculture highlighted $5 billion in planned investments and several steps it has taken to advance the goals of ending hunger and malnutrition and […]

New, Free Searchable Database of FDA and USDA Food Recalls

The Milwakee-based Food Industry Council, LLC has launched its “FIC Recall Reporter.™”   The new, free business tool is a searchable database of all FDA and […]

Here’s how to report your USA food problem directly to USDA or FDA

Anytime you think you are seriously ill, seek medical attention. And if you think food caused your illness, make sure it gets reported. Most foodborne illnesses […]

FDA and USDA Collaborate to Present Webinars on FSMA Produce Safety Rule to Produce Exporters in Latin America

Throughout July and August, the FDA will offer Webinars followed by live Q&A sessions on the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for […]

USDA to invest more than $4 billion to strengthen the food system

Citing lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent supply chain disruptions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it plans to invest more than $4 […]