At last week’s FTRAC Conference in Washington, DC, FDA updated meeting attendees on upcoming compliance dates for the food safety rules and discussed the current inspection approaches the FDA is taking in the field. To date, FDA is focusing on three types, CGMPs, broad assessments of Preventive Controls and a full Preventive Control inspection. ABA updated members on its leadership in continued efforts in advancing the nutrition facts label priorities. The baking industry is still in a holding pattern until FDA provides final conclusions and guidance on fiber and added sugars.
Additionally, representatives from the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) provided insight on consumer attitudes about food and their trust in the information provided from food manufacturers and who they trust the most when it comes to food and diet advice. Amy-Gabrielle Bartolac, ABA’s Communications and Marketing Manager, introduced a media tool kit for ABA members to share to promote National Bread Month on their social media platforms.
Below is a photo gallery of meeting highlights. If you would like any pictures, please email Kelly Kotche at ABA.