How does a food producer develop an allergen control plan and minimize the risk of contamination?
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.
While clean labels may be associated with natural, organic and nongenetically modified organism claims, the term does not necessarily equate to natural or organic.
It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity.
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.
While FDA continues to use this standard for assessing the safety of food packaging materials, changes are taking place.
Audits should include the live sampling of heat transfer fluids to ensure the safe processing of foods.
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.
Food and supplement manufacturers and retailers selling products in California are frequent targets of Proposition 65 actions.
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.
The analytical verification of gluten-free claims on all ingredients derived from gluten-containing grains is required to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
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.
Following a series of simple steps will help restaurants safely serve gluten-free menu offerings as an added value to their guests.
Modern analytical techniques can determine known chemical contaminants in complex food matrices at very low concentration levels.
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.
Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.
In the 1990s, FDA undertook additional efforts to ban or restrict uses of lead in association with food.
FDA has strict standards of quality and clear standards of identity for bottled water that protect consumers.
Over time, the food industry approaches a smaller “zero” tolerance for chemical contamination.
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.