Policy Developments

Policy Developments

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) monitors and engages in national and international legislative, regulatory, and other developments relevant to the science of food and nutrition and its application across the global food system. We provide a variety of resources for your awareness and reference.

IFT Comments

IFT is dedicated to providing scientific perspective on food and nutrition-related issues. Review IFT’s comments for insight into IFT’s input on policy, legislative, regulatory, and other deliberations.

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Passed in 2011, FSMA mandates the FDA to require comprehensive, prevention-based controls across the food supply. As such, FSMA enables the FDA to focus on preventing rather than reacting to outbreaks when they occur.

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International Resources

The Institute of Food Technologists has compiled resources regarding international developments in food and nutrition. Stay abreast of global conversations in the science of food and nutrition with these scientific, policy, regulatory, and standards-related resources.

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Join the Food Laws and Regulations Division

IFT Members can join one or all of IFT’s 24 topic-based divisions to stay informed and connect with other professionals with shared interests around the globe.

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