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U.S. Regulations


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new procedures in the form of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). It includes the Produce Safety Rule that is described as “science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables.” 

View all 7 of the rules here.

In conjunction with the FSMA, the FDA developed the Food Traceability List (FTL). It identifies the specific foods for which additional traceability records are required. 


View the entire list here.

Food Traceability List

Recommended Shelf Lives

Potatoes that were harvested six months ago still on store shelves? No problem! Tomatoes that were harvested six months ago still on store shelves? Big problem! Unfortunately, this information is not always accessible. 


Although contamination in the food supply is rare, it does occur. Once it’s identified, it can be contained and disposed of. Sources to Courses is preventative rather than reactionary. Each consumable is clearly identified as to its origin and production, enabling issues to be quickly identified and resolved. Transparent knowledge keeps everyone safe and well-informed.


Click here to view the USDA’s recommended shelf lives.

FSIS Guidelines

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) protects the public's health by ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, and properly labeled.


Click here to view FSIS Guidelines on the proper storage, preparation, importing, and labeling of these products

Global Regulations

The majority of countries around the globe have rules and regulations related to the food supply chain. Learn about the compliance requirements in other countries below:

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