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.
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.
Science-based harmonization of food safety standards, especially those related to food additives, would have avoided this contamination incident altogether.
Water may be adulterated by a number of chemical, heavy metal, microbial and physical hazards that pose potential public health risks if they are present at high levels.
Contamination and adulteration both may involve the presence of a substance that is not intended to be in a product.
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.
Sampling and sample preparation are crucial operations in the analytical determination of chemical contaminants.
There is a wide variety of potentially detrimental compounds and quality issues that must be supported by comprehensive analysis programs for food safety.
Emerging chemical contaminants are associated with numerous wide-ranging and overlapping environmental issues.
One of the greatest difficulties in advancing public support for science-based regulation is the public’s lack of understanding of toxicity.
The challenge for all of us is to keep up with the changing nature of chemical hazards.
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.