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Meeting the Allergen Challenge
Meeting the Allergen Challenge

How does a food producer develop an allergen control plan and minimize the risk of contamination?

Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health
Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health

The use of antibiotics in both human healthcare and the production of livestock leads to the emergence of resistant pathogens, a growing and serious public health threat.

Consumers Turn an Eye to Clean Labels
Consumers Turn an Eye to Clean Labels

While clean labels may be associated with natural, organic and nongenetically modified organism claims, the term does not necessarily equate to natural or organic.

Packaging: The Final Ingredient
Packaging:  The Final Ingredient

It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity.

Industrial Chemical Systems Threat Mitigation—An Important Element in Food Defense
Industrial Chemical Systems Threat Mitigation—An Important Element in Food Defense

Food personnel safety and security plans are not stand-alone efforts, unconnected to the business practices that make for company success, they must be firmly integrated into the company’s food safety culture.

The Increasing Scrutiny of Food Packaging
The Increasing Scrutiny of Food Packaging

While FDA continues to use this standard for assessing the safety of food packaging materials, changes are taking place.

One Approach to Ensure the Safe Processing of Food
One Approach to Ensure the Safe Processing of Food

Audits should include the live sampling of heat transfer fluids to ensure the safe processing of foods.

A Look Back at 2015 Food Recalls
A Look Back at 2015 Food Recalls

The year 2015 was the first year that Food Safety Magazine embarked on a seemingly impossible feat—to track every single food product recall announced in the U.S. and Canada. Here's a look back at the year.

Proposition 65’s “Naturally Occurring” Exemption
Proposition 65’s “Naturally Occurring” Exemption

Food and supplement manufacturers and retailers selling products in California are frequent targets of Proposition 65 actions.

 

Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.
Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.

In reviewing the various options available for formal clearance of a new food contact substance through U.S. Food and Drug Administration, each of the available mechanisms depends on a measure of the dietary exposure of the food contact substance.

Achieving Gluten-Free Status
Achieving Gluten-Free Status

The analytical verification of gluten-free claims on all ingredients derived from gluten-containing grains is required to ensure compliance with federal regulations.

Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!
Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!

The best approach to protect your product from chemical contamination is to identify the hazards in your ingredients before they can affect your final product.

 

Six Tips for Establishing a Safe and Effective Gluten- Free Kitchen
Six Tips for Establishing a  Safe and Effective Gluten- Free Kitchen

Following a series of simple steps will help restaurants safely serve gluten-free menu offerings as an added value to their guests.

Modern Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food
Modern Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food

Modern analytical techniques can determine known chemical contaminants in complex food matrices at very low concentration levels.

The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update
The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update

The presence of allergens in food is a serious public health safety concern that prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake manufacturing and labeling initiatives.

Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else
Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else

Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.

Reducing Lead Exposure from Food
Reducing Lead Exposure from Food

In the 1990s, FDA undertook additional efforts to ban or restrict uses of lead in association with food.

The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles
The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles

FDA has strict standards of quality and clear standards of identity for bottled water that protect consumers.

Chasing “Zero” in Chemical Contaminant Analysis
Chasing “Zero” in Chemical Contaminant Analysis

Over time, the food industry approaches a smaller “zero” tolerance for chemical contamination.

The Dirty Dozen: Ways to Reduce the 12 Biggest Foreign Materials Problems
The Dirty Dozen: Ways to Reduce the 12 Biggest Foreign Materials Problems

Foreign materials in foods are a real concern to the food processor, particularly as an important factor in the effective implementation of the company's food safety program.

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