Did You Know... Fall 2021

The Pest Monitor Newsletter

  • The mixing or blending of food with a defect at or above the FDA defect action level with another lot of food is not permitted and renders the final food unlawful, regardless of the defect level of the finished food. (FDA)
  • In 2020, there were more than 100 FDA inspection observations on Form 483s (Warning Letter) specifically related to the lack of pest control or exclusion – making it the third most frequently cited violation for the year. (FDA/Food Report)
  • Traceability is important to consumers. A 2020 consumer survey by Innova Market Insights showed that six in ten global consumers want to know more about where their foods come from, with transparency dominating consumer demand in 2021. (Innova)
 

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