Announced in July 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) New Era of Smarter Food Safety is a new approach to food safety, leveraging technology and other tools to create a safer and more digital, traceable food system. This approach reaches beyond technology, it emphasizes simpler, more effective, modern approaches and processes.
To support the goal of bending the curve of foodborne illness in the US by reducing the number of illnesses, they have outlined the approach they will take over the next 10 years in the New Era Blueprint. This document outlines goals to enhance traceability, improve predictive analytics, respond more rapidly to outbreaks, address new business models, reduce contamination of food, and foster the development of stronger food safety cultures. Additionally, the document outlines a partnership between government, industry, and public health advocates based on a commitment to creating a more modern approach to food safety.
Visit the FDA’s website to learn more.