The Blueprint will address several areas, including traceability, digital technologies and evolving food business models

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making great strides modernizing and further safeguarding the U.S. food supply chain with implementation of the  FDA Food Safety Modernization Act  (FSMA). Since FSMA was signed into law in 2011, the FDA has proposed and finalized critical regulations that have established science- and risk-based standards for the production and transportation of domestic and imported foods. In a statement released from FDA, the administrator is looking forward for use of new and evolving digital technologies in tracing the origin of a contaminated food to its source in minutes, or even seconds, instead of days or weeks, when contamination does occur.

According to officials, "Tackling food safety is a shared responsibility, and there’s much more we can do together and in a manner that benefits people, food companies, and the planet. That’s why we’re excited about holding a public meeting later this year to bring various stakeholders to the table and learn more about what others are doing to create a smarter, safer food system". For further reading, click here

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