FDA Issues Guidelines Specific to Fresh-cut Processors

WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft final guidance recommending that processors consider a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system or similar science-based safety program to minimize and eliminate microbial contamination in fresh-cut produce. The voluntary guidelines were formally announced last week in a news teleconference. FDA officials said the draft, which

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft final guidance recommending that processors consider a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system or similar science-based safety program to minimize and eliminate microbial contamination in fresh-cut produce.

The voluntary guidelines were formally announced last week in a news teleconference. FDA officials said the draft, which complements the agency's existing Good Manufacturing Practice regulations, offe

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