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FDA Suspends Sunland’s Registration; First Use of New Suspension Authority

On November 26, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended the food facility registration of Sunland, Inc., a producer of nuts, and nut and seed spreads. Notably, this is the first time FDA has used its registration suspension authority, which was established by Section 102(b) of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Significantly, this

FDA and OMB Sued For Failing to Meet FSMA Deadlines

FDA and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) were recently sued by two consumer advocacy groups for failing to meet several statutory rulemaking deadlines in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  In late 2011, FDA submitted four proposed rules implementing FSMA to OMB for review.  The proposed rules cover Preventive Controls

FDA’s Changing Culture: What Food Companies Need to Know

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is undergoing a major culture change, and nowhere is that impact being felt more than in the food industry.  While visibly preparing new regulations to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the agency has quietly become much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even under its historic authorities.  Here is

FDA Strategic Plan Emphasizes Food Safety Law Implementation

The Food and Drug Administration has released the final strategic plan for its Foods and Veterinary Medicine Program for 2012–2016, which will guide the agency’s food-related priorities for the foreseeable future.  The plan in large part reflects FDA’s efforts to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act and leaves little doubt that FSMA implementation is the agency’s