02/26/2021 - The Academy supports science-based food and water regulations and recommendations that are applied consistently across all foods and water sectors. These regulations and recommendations should incorporate traceability and recall to limit food- and waterborne outbreaks. Registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered, are encouraged to participate in policy decisions, program development, and implementation of a food safety.
In comments submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Academy shared its support of the overall structure of the agency's proposed rule, which seeks to improve traceability by harmonizing information requirements for foods on the Food Traceability List throughout the supply chain. While the Academy largely supports the proposed rule, the Academy noted questions and considerations regarding the estimation of cost and the impact of some required processes as outlined in the proposed rule.
The Academy continues to advocate for accessibility of nutrient-dense food to all consumers while maintaining a safe food and water supply.