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The United States Food and Drug Administration has created a dedicated webpage on food fraud. The page gives information on:

  • How to report food fraud
  • Examples of food fraud
  • How FDA fights food fraud
  • Enforcement and legal consequences
  • Guidance documents
  • Import alerts
  • Research publications
  • Additional resources.

Visit the FDA Food Fraud webpage here.

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The FDA has has launched an updated version of its Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) to help companies meet the requirements of the Intentional Adulteration rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The updated FDPB has been aligned with the requirements in the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule, so that it can be used to easily create food defence and fraud mitigation plans, and support compliance with the rule. The user friendly plan is not a legal requirement, but guides companies through the following sections: 

  • Facility Information
  • Product/Process Descriptions
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Fraud Mitigation Strategies
  • Food Defense Monitoring Procedures
  • Food Defence Corrective Actions Procedures
  • Food Defence Verification Procedures
  • Supporting Documents
  • Food Defence Plan Signatures

Read the article here and obtain the FDPB plan here


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