November 12, 2008 Announcing a Pretest of FDA's Food CGMP Survey Instrument

In an effort to provide additional protection against foodborne illness, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun the process of bringing the Federal rules that govern the safe manufacturing, processing, packing and holding of food in the U.S. up to date with modern science and technology. These rules, known as the food current good manufacturing practices, or food CGMPs, describe the methods, equipment, physical plants, and controls for producing safe processed food.

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October 31, 2008 FDA and CBP Announce Final Rule and Compliance Policy Guide on Prior Notice of Imported Food Shipments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a final rule and draft compliance policy guide (CPG) today for "Prior Notice of Imported Food Shipments."

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October 10, 2008 FDA Launches Food Defense Awareness Training Kit for Employees in the Food Industry

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched its food defense awareness training kit for first line food industry employees. The training targets these individuals because they can play an important role in helping to keep our nation's food supply safe, from the farm to the table.

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