FDA steps to bring the U.S. into a new era of smarter food safety

FDA announced a “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” including new technologies for traceability, digital technologies, and new evolving food business models. The FDA intends to evaluate new technologies and upgrade their abilities to rapidly track and trace food through the supply chain. Another effort will be in applying distributed ledgers, sensors, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence to guard the food supply. The FDA will assess technologies that could create a more digital, transparent and safer food system while also addressing consumer demands for quick access to information about where their foods come from, how it was produced and if the food is the subject of an ongoing recall. Initially, they intend to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to explore new ways to enhance the agency’s review of imported foods. The FDA also will look into the implications of home delivery and other changes in food delivery on safety and identify new standards of care. A public meeting will be held, later this year, to learn more about what other stakeholders are doing to create a smarter, safer food system. @ https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/statement-acting-fda-commissioner-ned-sharpless-md-and-deputy-commissioner-frank-yiannas-steps-usher?utm_campaign=04302019_Statement_FDA%20announces%20steps%20to%20usher%20the%20U.S.%20into%20a%20new%20era%20of%20smarter%20food%20safety&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
Statement from Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on steps to usher the U.S. into a new era of smarter food safety


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