AFDO News

Partners With a Common Purpose Pictures

Mick Miklos was one of the innovators behind “Partners with a Common Purpose” and collaborated with other industry and regulatory officials to develop this initial discussion during the Association of Food and Drug Officials Annual Education Conference, June 9-13, 2018, in South Burlington, Vt. More than 100 people attended this session, aimed at improving public […]

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Dairy recalls raw milk for E. coli; best-by dates through June 21

Anyone who has raw goat milk on hand from St. John Creamery should not consume it because samples have tested positive for E. coli, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal illnesses. The Monroe, WA, based creamery issued the recall Thursday. The recalled raw milk has best-by dates between June 17 and June 21. The dairy […]

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FDA Announces Release of New Produce Training Video

The Office of Training, Education and Development (OTED), an integral part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), is pleased to announce the release of its YouTube Produce Inspections for Regulators Virtual Produce Tour.   The video is intended for produce inspectors, regulators, growers, extension agents, and others interested in produce […]

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – FDA Announces Release of New Produce Training Video

The Office of Training, Education and Development (OTED), an integral part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), is pleased to announce the release of its YouTube Produce Inspections for Regulators Virtual Produce Tour.   The video is intended for produce inspectors, regulators, growers, extension agents, and others interested in produce […]

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FDA’s Office of Partnerships Launches New Stakeholder Newsletter

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to present the inaugural edition of our Office of Partnerships Stakeholder Newsletter! This stakeholder newsletter from the Office of Partnerships (OP), an integral part of FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), was developed in collaboration with ORA’s Office of Communications and Project Management. It was designed with our many domestic and […]

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FDA’s Office of Partnerships Launches New Stakeholder Newsletter

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to present the inaugural edition of our Office of Partnerships Stakeholder Newsletter! This stakeholder newsletter from the Office of Partnerships (OP), an integral part of FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), was developed in collaboration with ORA’s Office of Communications and Project Management. It was designed with our many domestic and […]

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Whole Genome Sequencing Live Learning Series

The Oregon Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence is hosting a Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) Live Learning Series (LLS), led by our New York CoE partners. This web-video based course (using Zoom, webcam required!) provides hands-on training for epidemiologists using WGS during foodborne illness outbreak investigations. The LLS utilizes both case-based and real-world outbreak scenarios […]

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: FDA Extends Compliance Date for Certain Uses of Partially Hydrogenated Oils in Food; Denies Petition for Certain Uses of PHOs

May 18, 2018 Dear Colleagues, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is extending the compliance date for certain uses of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs).  For the majority of uses of PHOs, June 18, 2018 remains the date after which manufacturers cannot add PHOs to foods.  However, to  allow for an orderly transition in the marketplace, […]

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Job Posting – Minnesota Department of Agriculture Feed Project Functional Manager

The position will work closely with Feed Program Management staff to plan, direct, evaluate and implement the program’s work relating to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Animal Food Regulatory Program Standards (AFRPS) and the Feed Program’s use of the USA Food Safety (USAFS) electronic inspection system.  This position is also responsible for developing a […]

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