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New Era for Smarter Food Safety

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.


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.

New Era for Smarter Food Safety: 4 Core Elements

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

What's New 

Activities on the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint 

View a list of accomplishments, events, announcements, and other select activities helping achieve the ultimate goal to bend the curve of foodborne illness in this country by reducing the number of illnesses.


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more. 

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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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