FDA Releases New Guidance for the Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready to Eat Foods

The Food and Drug Administration has released new guidance that aims to address preventative controls for Listeria, in regard to facility design, equipment, sanitation, GMP’s, utensils, manufacturing processes and importantly environmental monitoring and corrective action. 

Review the full document by following the link below. It includes additional information and addresses examples of ready to eat foods that support L. monocytogenes growth and acceptable interventions.

This guidance is intended for those persons who are subject to regulation CFR part 117, entitled “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” and who manufacture, process, pack, or hold ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.

Bryce Wilks