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Web recording now available on FDA’s recently published Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Food safety experts Joe Levitt and Elizabeth Fawell of Hogan Lovells provide information on FDA’s recently published Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) supplemental proposals that will affect all food facilities registered with FDA.  This webinar was co-hosted with the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association(FEMA).  To purchase this and other Web recordings in this series, visit Past Webinars for […]

ASTA’s Web Series on Microbiology

Everyone in the spice industry has a role in food safety and should have basic knowledge of the microbiological risks common to spices. FDA officials have stated that they are focused on Salmonella and this ASTA series will provide the tools for people in all positions at your company to gain the knowledge they need […]

FDA Conducting Microbiological Sampling on Variety of Food Products

FDA has announced that it is conducting microbiological sampling on a range of food products in an effort to increase food safety. The agency targeted cantaloupes, avocados, sprouts and raw milk cheeses in an effort to better address public health risks associated with the food supply. The results are expected to be used for policymaking […]

2014 ASTA Regulatory Workshop Presentations Now Available

The 2014 ASTA Regulatory Workshop was held on October 15, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA.  The attendee list and presentations are now available.   As a reminder, in April ASTA’s Board of Directors made a change to the availability of the PowerPoint presentations.  Only registered attendees receive access to the presentations.  Members […]

Flexibility and Outcome-focused Regulations Key to Food Defense

ASTA submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) proposed rule on food defense and intentional adulteration. The FDA proposal would require registered domestic and foreign food facilities to address hazards that may be intentionally introduced by acts of terrorism. Learn more about this and ASTA’s […]

Annual Meeting presentations now available

ASTA’s Board of Directors made a change to the availability of the PowerPoint presentations for the 2014 program.  Beginning this year, only registered attendees will have access to the presentations.  Members will need an access code for the presentations on the Web site.  Non-members will need to request a copy sent to them after the […]

ASTA’s 2014 Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report is now available and features an overview of association activities and accomplishments for the past year.  This includes reports from the President, Executive Director, Treasurer, committee chairs, and minutes from the 2013 Annual Business Meeting.  The audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 is also available. To view […]