History of Food Law
New Rules on Seafood
Jan 9th, 2017 Seafood Import Monitoring Program
Rules to prevent illegal fishing and seafood fraud
Will prevent unverifiable fish products from being imported into the U.S.
Initially will focus on pr
GMPs vs SSOPs
Education and training, supervision
Plants and grounds
Plant design and construction
Substances used for cleaning
Sanitation of food-contact
Assignment 1 History of Food Law
What was the Islamic equivalent of kosher?
The Islamic equivalent of kosher was Halal which means permissible or lawful.
Caveat emptor What does it mean?
Caveat emptor means l
Federal Agencies/How a Bill Becomes a Law
Go to the Federal website and provide two other examples of a MOU.
An example of a MOU is number 225-93-7000 which is between the FDA and AOAC.
What are the special provisions for labeling for ingredients used at 2% or less?
The special provisions for labeling for ingredients used at 2% or less can be placed at the
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act/Standards of Identity
Who governs food that is sold in intrastate commerce?
The Food and Drug Administration governs all food and food ingredients sold in
The Food Additives Amendment prohibited use of any substance which causes
cancer in man or animal. What was it called?
The Delaney Clause
Can a substance be removed from the GRAS l
What do you think is the largest category of dietary supplements? Do you take a
dietary supplement? A small number of physicians published an Editorial in the
Annals of Internal
1. Do you feel the US has one of the safest food supplies? Why?
Yes I feel that the US has one of the safest food supplies because of the all the regulations
made by the government (FDA)
GMPs & HACCP
1. Low acid canned foods What are they & why are they subject to special
Low-acid canned foods is any food with a finished pH greater than 4.6 and a finished
Where found in Federal Regulations
Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act (DSHEA) 1994
Product taken orally that contains a dietary ingredient intended to supplement the
HISTORY OF FOOD LAW
Early Food Laws
Passed down from Moses Basis of Kosher Foods
What was the Islamic equivalent?
Early Food Laws
Theophrastus 370-285 BC
Enquiry Into Plants
Discussed use of artificial preservatives & flavors added to f
How A Bill Becomes A Law
Three Branches of Government
Schoolhouse Rock How a Bill Becomes a Law No longer available on the Internet because of
infringement suit filed by Disney
FFDCA Part 2
Standards of Identity
Standards of Quality
Fill of Container Standards
Why Food Standards
To promote honesty & fair dealing in the interest of consumers (21 U.S.C. 341)
No formal standards prior t
FFDCA Part 1
What is the FFDCA?
Who regulates compliance with the FFDCA?
What is regulated under the FFDCA?
This is the basis of all current food laws and regulations.
In some instances may not be in tune with current state-of-the-art science
Dr. Wileys early work with Poison Squad
Pure Food & Drug Act 1906 attempted to reduce use of unsafe additives in food
Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act 1938- further reduced use of food additives by using food
Equipment & Utensils
Must be adequately cleanable
Design, construction & use shall preclude the adulteration of food with
any other contaminants
Equipment & Utensi
HISTORY OF HACCP
1960s - Industry develops HACCP concept - Which company is credited with developing HACCP
1971 - HACCP concept introduced at Conference for Food Protection
1973 - FDA issues low acid canned food regulations based on HACC
New Food Additive Petition
What must be submitted?
General description of the ingredient
How it will be used
Technical performance data
Description of analytical tests
Proof of safety
Proposed tolerances for ingredient
Understand regulatory process
Identify food responsibilities for major agencies
Locate federal agencies on the Internet
All branches of federal government
Are involved in ensuring con
FSN 436 Food Law Syllabus
The objective of this course is to provide a general overview of food laws and regulations,
and to assist students in finding sources of information pertaining to food laws and
1. Importer or agent files entry documents with US Customs Service within 5 working
days of arrival of shipment at port of entry Old regulation. How has this changed