Food Business News - October 23, 2012 - (Page 32)

Washington gton F.D.A. issues guidance for food facility registration ollowing a delay of nearly a month, the Food and Drug Administration released its guidance to industry regarding the use of food categories in food facility registrations. Effective Oct. 22, all food companies under the F.D.A.’s jurisdiction were required to re-register their facilities, as called for under the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010. Facility categories added to the registration process include companies manufacturing: • acidified foods; • baby food products including infant formula; • cheese and cheese products; • dietary supplements; F Effective Oct. 22 food companies were required to re-register with the F.D.A. and provide additional information • fishery/seafood products; • fruit and fruit products; • fruit or vegetable juice pulp or concentrate products; • low-acid canned food products; • nuts and edible seed products; • shell egg and egg product categories; and • vegetable and vegetable product categories. The renewal registration process was to have begun on Oct. 1 and was scheduled to conclude on Dec. 31 of this year. But on the evening of Sept. 28, the F.D.A. issued a statement that read, “Biennial registration renewal for food facilities will not be available on October 1, 2012. We therefore will not be accepting food facility registration renewals at this time.” Explaining the delay, an F.D.A. spokesman said, “The agency is still working to finalize related documents and implement certain policies and processes.” Under the Bioterrorism Act of 2002, all facilities that manufacture, process, package, receive or store food for consumption in the United States were required to register with the F.D.A. The act required facilities to register only once with the understanding that any significant changes to the facility would have to be reported within 60 days. The F.S.M.A. added the requirement that all food facilities would have to renew their registrations with the F.D.A. every two years, in evennumbered years, beginning 32 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® October 23, 2012

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Food Business News - October 23, 2012
Private label penetration forecast to grow in U.S.
Softer demand slows rate of Nestle sales growth
Drought’s impact becomes clearer
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Editorial - Food issues dampened before election
Culver acquisition boosts B&G third-quarter income
Foreign exchange rate cuts into McDonald’s earnings
Structural changes cut into PepsiCo sales in third quarter
Legislation proposed to track antibiotic use on farms
Dean Foods posts preliminary WhiteWave-Alpro results
California poultry processor files for Chapter 11 protection
Peapod testing virtual grocery stores in the Northeast
Shell egg prices push Cal-Maine income up sharply
ConAgra to close pork processing plant
Cereal Partners Worldwide to reduce sugar, sodium
Frozen food sales projected to remain sluggish
New food safety effort targets consumers
ConAgra Foods looks to heighten focus on nutrition addition
Cholesterol profile of U.S. adults improving
Food and beverage C.P.I. increases in September
Strong China results boost Yum! earnings
Global Greek yogurt introductions accelerate
Sunland recall reverberates throughout the industry
JBS USA has option to acquire XL Foods
Washington - F.D.A. issues guidance for food facility registration
Sports Nutrition - Broadening the appeal for sports nutrition products
Ingredient Innovations - Ushering in the next generation
Convenience Store Trends - On-the-go gourmet
Beverage Business News - Looking for a Pepsi rebound
Old Orchard debuts frozen sweet tea line
Red Bull to add fruit-flavored energy drinks
Lawsuit takes aim at New York’s 16-oz beverage rule
Coca-Cola profit climbs on volume growth
Beverage industry embraces calorie counts on vending machines
Journal report links sugary beverages to obesity
Tingyi partnership poised for flight
Beverage still tops at Pepsi...barely
Beverage Trends - An (energy) shot in the arm
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - CME Group to acquire the K.C.B.T
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - October 23, 2012