Tag Archives: SAMPLING

Latest FDA Data Show Foodborne Pathogens in Fresh Herbs, Guacamole, and Processed Avocado; The Source of a New Multistate E. coli O103 Outbreak Remains a Mystery

  In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began random sampling and testing of a variety of commodities from domestic and foreign sources to learn more about the prevalence of disease-causing bacteria.  The first commodities sampled were sprouts, whole fresh avocados, and raw milk cheese (aged 60 days), followed by cucumbers and hot peppers.  … Continue Reading

More Than 99.5% of ‘Gluten-Free’ Products Tested by FDA in Compliance

As previously reported on this blog, in August 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on “gluten-free” food labeling. After the final compliance date of August 5, 2014, FDA measured the gluten level of more than 250 different products labeled “gluten-free.” More than 99.5% of the food products labeled “gluten-free” … Continue Reading

Sampling Survey

FDA shares interim data from ongoing sampling program. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and industry are continually seeking innovative ways to curb foodborne illness outbreaks.  As covered previously on this blog, over the past several years, FDA has been executing a robust surveillance sampling program intended to promote food safety.  More specifically, in 2014, … Continue Reading

Sampling Survey

FDA releases data from food sampling program. As covered previously on this blog, since 2014, FDA has been developing a robust surveillance sampling program intended to promote food safety.  The Agency’s sampling approach involves the collection of a statistically determined number of samples of targeted foods over a 12- to 18-month period and the testing of samples … Continue Reading

Ample Samples

FDA targets cucumbers and hot peppers as part of its FY 2016 sampling program. Since 2014, FDA has been developing a robust surveillance sampling program intended to promote food safety.  The Agency’s sampling approach involves the collection of a statistically determined number of samples of targeted foods over a 12- to 18-month period and the testing … Continue Reading
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