Keller Heckman (LexBlog Australia)
FDA Publishes Guidance on Oversight of Food Covered by SRAs
On June 21, the FDA published a final guidance for FDA staff entitled “FDA Oversight of Food Covered by Systems Recognition Agreements” (SRAs). The guidance covers FDA’s regulatory oversight activities for food covered by SRAs between FDA and foreign regulatory counterparts. SRAs establish a regulatory partnership between the FDA and the Agency’s regulatory counterpart. At...
FSANZ Releases 2019 Food Recall Statistics
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released its food recall statistics for 2019. Recalls were down from 100 in 2018 to 87 in 2019. The most common cause of recalls was undeclared allergens (32 recalls) and microbial contamination (30 recalls). Australia and New Zealand are two of the three countries that have been recognized...
U.S. FDA Recognizes Australia as Having a Comparable Food Safety System
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the Agency has signed an arrangement with the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable to one another. This follows FDA’s decision to recognize New Zealand and Canada as comparable foreign food safety systems in 2012 and 2016,...