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CDC reports double rate of Cyclospora infections this year

Federal health officials are alerting health care providers that reported cases of infections from the food- and waterborne Cyclospora parasite have more than doubled this year.
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Environmental groups still pushing for a shot to defend seafood traceability rule

The environmental groups, which stepped up in March to defend the Obama-era Seafood Traceability Rule, are not giving up on efforts to protect the new measure.
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FSMA, labeling concerns stand out in Senate Appropriations Committee’s FY 2018 report

The Senate Appropriations Committee had plenty to say about FDA's implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and food labeling priorities in a report accompanying the FY 2018 spending bill released on Friday (July 21).
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Top stories this week – July 21

Trade dominated the news this week, whether it was negotiations over suspended Brazil shipments, new trade agreement objectives or food imports under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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NFI vows to fight on in legal battle over new seafood traceability program

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued a statement last month reaffirming support and ratifying the controversial seafood monitoring rule that requires a new traceability system for seafood 'at-risk' to fraud and illegal fishing.
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BELTWAY NOTEBOOK: Bill would expand seafood traceability program to all fish

Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) and Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), on Thursday (June 29) introduced legislation that would require all species of fish sold in the United States to be traced “from the fishing boat or farm to the dinner plate.”

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Federal judge orders NOAA to ratify contested seafood traceability rule

A federal judge has ruled the government must ratify by June 30 a final rule that established a contested traceability program for certain types of imported seafood. The latest ruling leaves the seafood traceability rule in place that creates a new tracing system for seafood identified as vulnerable to illegal fishing, with compliance set to start on Jan. 1.

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GFSI harmonization with FSMA on tap at food safety meeting this week

Steps being taken to harmonize Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audits with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements and an update on FDA’s audit requirements were the focus of a Monday (June 5) panel discussion at the Food Safety Supply Chain conference.

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FDA speaker provides FSMA updates, tips for handling problems during inspections

Sharon Lindan Mayl, FDA’s senior advisor for policy to deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, provided an update on implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and some pointers on how companies should communicate with inspectors when problems arise during a Monday (June 5) session of the Food Safety Supply Chain conference.

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