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- Produce Packers Query FDA Officials about FSMA Proposed Rules
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials provided insight on proposed rules for foreign supplier verification programs and the accreditation of third-party auditors during a Sept. 4 web seminar hosted by the United Fresh Produce Association, The Packer reported Sept. 5.
- Cooking Burgers, Do Consumers Always Do the Best Job?
We are challenged to find strategies to improve consumer handling, and the meat industry can’t rely on the consumer to always effectively provide the final safety check.
- Challenges and Innovations for On-Farm Bacterial Testing
Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
- Leafy Green Processing for Ready-to-Eat Salads
Washing cannot always make leafy greens safe, so the concept of homogeneity in all microbial testing is critical for the ability of samples to represent the lot.
- Lessons from Canada’s Largest-ever Meat Recall
Summary: Canada’s historic meat recall provides lessons on the importance of a food safety culture for all those along the food supply chain.
- Genetically Modified Foods: Why All the Fuss?
Consumer awareness of all the issues, both pro and con regarding genetically modified organisms and their applications is often lacking.
- When STEC Are Your Target, Where Do You Aim?
Various segments of the beef processing industry now test for the Top Six EHEC using test kits or services from a number of companies or commercial laboratories.
- Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks
The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.
- USDA Proposal to Availability of Labels for Meat and Poultry Products
This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.
- Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA
Specific FDA regulations in the bottled water area cover Good Manufacturing Practices for bottled water production and a standard of identity and quality for bottled water.
- What’s in This Stuff? An Update on FDA’s Policies and Enforcement Actions Concerning Novel Ingredients in Food and Dietary Supplements
The details of these guidance documents and some recent FDA enforcement actions in the ingredient space are discussed.
- Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?
Outbreaks of foodborne diseases from fresh and fresh-cut produce continue to occur in the United States. The variables related to the degree of microbial pathogen contamination of produce are very high.
- N60—What It Is and What It Is Not
N60-Trim sampling is recognized as the gold standard sampling procedure for beef trimmings destined for raw ground use across the beef industry.
- Japanese Tea: Plan B
The World Tea Expo brings experts to discuss the consequences of radioactive contamination of tea grown in Japan.
- Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection
Adulteration of pure honey with synthetic honey has become much more prevalent in recent years.
- Customer-Supplier Relationships: Microbiological Specifications for Raw Materials and Ingredients
Most recorded foodborne outbreaks are caused by raw and unprocessed or minimally processed foods.
- Latest Trends in Meat Safety: How Will We Validate Meat Plant HACCP Systems?
Transparency among regulatory bodies, scientists and industry will continue to be of paramount importance as food safety controls and HACCP systems evolve for meat safety.
- The Value of Economics in Rulemaking: Examples From “The Egg Rule”
All FDA regulations are required to include an economic analysis of the regulation’s impact on the public health and industry.
- Managing the Microbiological Safety and Stability of Ready-to-eat Meat
Illnesses caused by foodborne pathogenic microorganisms, as well as their control, are a major worldwide public health issue in ready-to-eat meat.
- The Journey to a State of Control
Product contamination is the result of the pathogen being moved from its protective harborage site to the product or product contact surface.
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