Specialty Food Magazine

JUL-AUG 2012

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

Issue link: https://www.e-digitaleditions.com/i/68592

Contents of this Issue


Page 18 of 207

SPECIALTY FOOD NEWS LEGISLATIVE REGULATORY NEWS FDA Creating Food Facility Profiles… The Food and Drug Administration has published its intention to collect additional & facility profile information on a voluntary basis from registered food facility firms. Firms could submit information to create a profile that the FDA would use in determining a firm's risk and the frequency of inspections, among other possible uses. Information in the profiles will include facility type (e.g., manufac- turer/processor, the products, hazards other re-packer/packer); (biological, physical, chemical) and preventive control measures if required by regulation; and information like food-safety training, facility size, operational schedule and number of employees. The FDA is using its authority under the Bioterrorism Act and the Food Safety Modernization Act to carry out the program. But first it must ask for public comments about the regulatory burden on businesses that decide to submit the information for a profile. Healthy Foods Cheaper by Weight, USDA Says…The USDA says healthy foods are less expensive at retail if measured by weight or portion size instead of by calories, including grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy foods. The agency is considering asking Congress to include in the next Farm Bill support for small retail stores who improve their depth of stock to increase the range of healthy foods offered. The report, "Are Healthy Foods Really More Expensive? It Depends on How You Measure the Price", is available on the USDA government site at http://www.ers .usda.gov/publications/eib96/. Marsha Echols, NASFT's legal advisor in Washington, D.C., is available to counsel members. Reach her at 202.625.1451 or echols@marshaechols.com. Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 4812 16 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE ❘ specialtyfood.com

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Specialty Food Magazine - JUL-AUG 2012