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Food Safety Modernization Act-Produce & Preventive Rule Webinar

Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. The purpose of the law is to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to proactively preventing it. The law affects both the...

Food Safety Modernization Act Series

Photo by Edwin Remsberg What is Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? In short, it is legislation amending the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and giving FDA the authority to mandate preventive-based controls across the food supply chain. Not only does this include U.S. food facilities but a...

What is the Hubbub about Food Hubs?

Photo by Edwin Remsberg What is a food hub? In general, food hubs help farmers get their products from the field to the consumer. According to USDA’s definition, a regional food hub is “ a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution and marketing of source-...

Introduction to Food Labels: What Do They Mean?

This post does should not be construed as legal advice Country-of-origin labeling, genetically engineered food, all natural. If you have been to the grocery store or watched the news lately, you are sure to have heard or seen these terms. Are you confused as to what they mean or if they mean...
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