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Ted Agres is an award-winning writer who covers food safety regulatory and legislative issues from the nation’s capital in the Washington Report column. He has 40 years of experience in reporting on issues such as health policy, medical technology, and pharmaceutical development. He holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. He enjoys playing the piano, amateur radio, and paintball. He lives in Laurel, MD. Reach him at email@example.com.
Articles by Ted Agres
Examining how FDA’s budget request for Fiscal 2015 will affect FSMA implementation, FDA inspections, industry user fees, and more
Identifying how ‘data quality challenges,’ high-risk facilities, and budgets factor into the future of FDA’s inspection capability
If a foreign country is able to achieve a ‘comparable’ food safety system, it can cut through the regulatory red tape and make it easier for its food producers to export to the U.S.
With globalization adding more complexities to supply chain, FDA’s recently proposed rules aim to assure imported products meet the same standards as those produced domestically
Specialists in government, industry, and academia are exploring ways to protect the nation’s food supply against intentional contamination and adulteration from sabotage, terrorism, economic fraud, and other illegal action
FSMA’s impact on international policies and trade
Most major food industry organizations are supporting recommendations for food traceability made in ‘Pilot Projects for Improving Tracing Along the Food Supply System—Final Report’ that covers two food tracing projects sponsored by the FDA
While smaller farms and facilities applaud FDA’s proposed regulations, many food industry experts question whether these exemptions weaken FSMA’s effectiveness at preventing foodborne disease
Chinese consumers continue to be weary of domestically produced foods, even those sold under international brands.