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New Era for Smarter Food Safety


TechTalk Podcast Explores Data Exchange in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

The fourth installment of FDA’s new podcast series on technology and food safety will focus on efforts to streamline and enhance data sharing between FDA and its regulatory partners at the state and local levels.

FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness to Co-Host 5th Food Safety Culture Webinar

FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness, a non-profit public health organization, are announcing a fifth webinar in their collaborative series that explores food safety culture.

Welcome to the New Era of Smarter Food Safety. FDA is taking a new approach to food safety, leveraging technology and other tools and approaches to create a safer and more digital, traceable food system. Our ultimate goal is to bend the curve of foodborne illness in this country by reducing the number of illnesses.

The New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint, announced in July 2020, outlines achievable 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.

In FDA Voices, Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, recognized some of the significant accomplishments achieved by FDA's Foods Program in 2021.

FDA, working with partners in the public and private sectors, has continued to advance goals in each of the four priority areas, called core elements.

  • Tech-enabled Traceability
  • Smarter Tools and Approaches for Prevention and Outbreak Response
  • New Business Models and Retail Modernization
  • Food Safety Culture

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Hear from Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas

Frank Yiannas - Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response
“It’s more important today than ever before in our history to work together to create a more digital, traceable and safer food system.”
-- Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Frank Yiannas

Announcements, Meetings, and Webinars 

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The New Era of Smarter Food Safety builds on work that FDA has done to implement FSMA, which established science and risk-based protections.

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness

Enhanced traceability and predictive analytics are New Era goals to speed outbreak response and prevention.

Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, or have relevant information that you would like to share, contact us in the following ways:


Meeting Request   Meeting Request Form

Speaker Request   Speaker Request Form

For meeting and speaker requests, please include a request form when you contact us.


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