AFDO News

FDA Issues Two Guidances on Nutrition Facts Label Issues

November 2, 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued one draft and one final guidance on various topics related to the two final rules updating the Nutrition Facts label. The first guidance, which is draft, “Food Labeling: Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed At One Eating Occasion, Reference Amounts Customarily […]

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FDA Announces Plan to Hold Four Public Meetings to Discuss Draft Produce Safety Rule Guidance

October 31, 2018 Dear Colleagues, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it will hold four one-day public meetings to discuss the recently published draft guidance created to help farmers meet the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule. The draft guidance, entitled “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for […]

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Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s new steps to help produce farmers, processors more effectively comply with food safety requirements

Please see today’s statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on FDA’s new steps to help produce farmers, processors more effectively comply with food safety requirements: Fruits and vegetables are a key part of a healthy diet. But because of the way produce is grown, handled and consumed – often raw – it can become […]

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Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Constituent Update

Center for Food Safety and Applied NutritionConstituent UpdateFY 2016 Pesticide Analysis Demonstrates Consistent Trends Over Five Years  October 1, 2018  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued the results of its FY 2016 Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program. The agency tested for 711 pesticides and industrial chemicals across 7,413 total samples and the results were consistent […]

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RFP for Course Specific Instructor Trainings (CSITs)

The Association (“AFDO”) is requesting proposals for developing course specific instructor trainings (CSITs) for FD215 and FD218. These trainings will be delivered to AFDO’s Retail Food Training Cadre. The full details can be reviewed by downloading the official RFP. All interested parties must submit an application by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on October 1, 2018. Download Official […]

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FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Two-tier Inspections – Notice to Industry September 24, 2018  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is soliciting businesses with multiple food processing facilities that implement centrally-developed [1] supply-chain programs and recall plans to volunteer for two-tier inspections. For participating facilities, FDA will assess the adequacy of the supply-chain program (subpart G of part 117) and recall […]

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RFP for Course Specific Instructor Trainings (CSITs)

The Association (“AFDO”) is requesting proposals for developing course specific instructor trainings (CSITs) for FD215 and FD218. These trainings will be delivered to AFDO’s Retail Food Training Cadre. The full details can be reviewed by downloading the official RFP. All interested parties must submit an application by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on October 1, 2018. Download Official […]

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RFP for FDA eLearning Course Updates

The Association (“AFDO”) is requesting proposals for reviewing and updating a series of eLearning courses. The full details can be reviewed by downloading the official RFP. All interested parties must submit an application by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on September 15, 2018. Download Official RFP Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) [Revised September 5, 2018] 1.) Is AFDO open to […]

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FDA Announces a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program

September 05, 2018 The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) invites all retail food regulatory programs to submit applications to participate in a mentorship program with their peers to learn, share experiences, and acquire tools and resources related to the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). This initiative […]

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AFDO Releases Incubator Kitchens Guide

The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) is pleased to announce the completion and availability of the document entitled, “Guidelines for Incubator Kitchens.” This document was developed for state and local food safety regulators to provide guidance on the management of food safety issues with incubator kitchens (i.e., shared-use kitchens, shared kitchens). AFDO’s Retail […]

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