In Fiscal Year 2018-19, 94% of food establishments received a "met expectations" rating. Additionally, 94% of dairy establishments were deemed in compliance.
Hemp Labeling Requirements and Restrictions. The 2020 Legislature enacted Chapter 2020-135, Laws of Florida, which amends the definition for the term "hemp extract" to clarify that it does not include synthetic CBD or seeds or seed-derived ingredients that are generally recognized as safe by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The bill also removes from the label the statement that the product does not contain more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry-weight basis, and provides that hemp extract sold or distributed in the state in violation of the hemp labeling requirements is considered adulterated or misbranded. Additionally, the bill prohibits the sale of products that contain hemp extract intended for inhalation to persons under 21 years of age.
Foodborne Illnesses and Outbreaks from Fresh Produce, Congressional Research Service, February 2019.
Food Safety Requirements for Produce Growers: Retailer Demands and the Food Safety Modernization Act, United States Department of Agriculture, April 2019.
Websites of Interest
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Research Information Office
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Food Safety, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Protect Food and Water During Hurricanes and Other Storms, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Division of Food Safety, Director Dr. Matthew Curran, 850-245-5520