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The following list is a collection of all articles in the Food Types category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Beverages, Dairy/Eggs, Ingredients, Low Moisture/Dry, Meat/Poultry, Natural/Organic, Produce, Ready-to-Eat, Refrigerated/Frozen, Seafood

Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks
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.

Innovations In Technology: Promising Food Safety Technologies
Innovations In Technology: Promising Food Safety Technologies

As interest in the use of advanced thermal and nonthermal technologies to process foods increases worldwide, special attention must be paid to identifying key goals for these new tools.

Lessons from the Food Safety Front Line
Lessons from the Food Safety Front Line

No matter how hard our industry works, public confidence ultimately depends upon government to determine proper food safety standards and ensure that they are being met.

The Case for Validating Cooking Instructions
The Case for Validating Cooking Instructions

The fast-growing convenience foods category is a growing concern for food safety practitioners and public health officials.

Recent FDA Juice HACCP Regulations
Recent FDA Juice HACCP Regulations

The evolution of the FDA Juice HACCP regulations is discussed and their impact on industry is described.

Funky Fish: Is Ciguatera Fish Poisoning on the Rise?
Funky Fish: Is Ciguatera Fish Poisoning  on the Rise?

While ciguatera continues to be a public health concern, the best way to prevent illnesses is to increase awareness in at-risk populations.

Global Partnerships in Food Safety
Global Partnerships in Food Safety

All food industries, including those involved with spices and botanical ingredients, face challenges in providing safe products to consumers.

How Safe Are Snack Foods?
How Safe Are Snack Foods?

Snack foods are all low in moisture. They have low water activity and do not support the growth of food pathogens or even spoilage organisms.

Hazard Analysis of Incidental Condensation Contamination in Food Manufacturing Facilities
Hazard Analysis of Incidental Condensation  Contamination in Food Manufacturing Facilities

While condensation in food production facilities is a common occurrence, what truly are the hazards associated with condensation and how serious is the threat it poses?

What’s in This Stuff? An Update on FDA’s Policies and Enforcement Actions Concerning Novel Ingredients in Food and Dietary Supplements
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.

Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA
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.

Communicating Food Ingredient Safety in a Fear-Driven Environment
Communicating Food Ingredient Safety in a Fear-Driven Environment

Education around food processing, its safety and benefits, including the role of food ingredients, will be critical to maintaining the high food safety standards achieved in the U.S.

Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety
Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety

An essential supplement to quality and safety systems that anchors them in reality is periodic testing to verify the authenticity of food ingredients.
 

Best Food Quality and Safety Practices for Poultry
Best Food Quality and Safety Practices for Poultry

Managing risk is part of managing both food safety and quality in the production of poultry.

Trans Fats: Current Scientific Update
Trans Fats: Current Scientific Update

Human data on the potential health effects from consuming small amounts of trans fats are scant and do not support the assumption of no threshold.

Mitigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Meats Using Lactic Acid Bacteria
Mitigation of <i>Listeria monocytogenes</i> in  Ready-to-Eat Meats Using Lactic Acid Bacteria

The control of L. monocytogenes in RTE meat products…relies on the use of intensive environmental sanitation programs.

The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry
The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry

This is the time for the spice industry to ensure that they have nothing less than a world-class food safety system.

Contemplating Campylobacter Conundrums
Contemplating <i>Campylobacter</i> Conundrums

Campylobacter is also one of the foodborne pathogens that have frustrated public health agencies’ efforts to reduce its contribution to illnesses.

 

FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce
FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce

The goal of the food safety initiative is to improve food safety and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness to the greatest extent feasible.

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