The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for a public hearing on October 21 for the purpose of discussing available new technologies and how to best continue food safety efforts initiated under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FDA has focused much of their efforts thus far on transparency and traceability for developing the strategic blueprint necessary to ensure the safety of our nation’s food supply. With the proliferation of food delivery services, the FDA is seeking additional information on new methods, packaging materials and temperature control approaches to address the inherent food safety challenges. The initial public meeting will be held at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel in Rockville, MD. From 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM on October 21. In addition, earlier this past summer, the agency launched FDA-Track, a new food safety dashboard designed to serve as a management performance tool to help track and measure improved transparency in the implementation of the FSMA.