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Modern Tools for Food Ingredient Safety
Modern Tools for Food Ingredient Safety

It is critical for suppliers and manufacturers to reshape, reinvent and reimagine their approach to ensuring the safety of food ingredients.

 

Beverages at the Forefront of Innovation in Booming Functional Food Market
Beverages at the Forefront of Innovation in Booming Functional Food Market

A key area of focus for the food industry today is functional beverages—the fastest-growing sector of the functional food market.

Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance
Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance

Regulations for using inks and coatings in food packaging tend to cause much confusion and concern for those involved.

The Need for Ingredients That Improve the Health and Safety of Shelf-Stable Drinks
The Need for Ingredients That Improve the Health and Safety of Shelf-Stable Drinks

The market for healthy and functional foods and beverages represents a tremendous growth opportunity for food processors and manufacturers.

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.

Ingredient Chain of Custody: Impact on Food Safety
Ingredient Chain of Custody:  Impact on Food Safety

When it comes to food, there is limited regulation, control or intervention unless there is a problem or failure in the supply chain.

Ingredient and Finished Product Testing For Extraneous Matter
Ingredient and Finished Product Testing For Extraneous Matter

There are numerous techniques available to screen materials for the presence of extraneous matter.

Dietary Supplements: Adverse Event Reporting and Review
Dietary Supplements: Adverse Event Reporting and Review

Dietary supplements are considered foods, although there are regulations that are unique and specific to dietary supplements.

Improving Food Safety Through Public Standards for Food Ingredients
Improving Food Safety Through Public Standards for Food Ingredients

Mandatory testing to public standards is part of the solution for ingredient safety, but there are other risk-reduction strategies as well.

Quality Control of Botanical Ingredients
Quality Control of Botanical Ingredients

A quality botanical ingredient is one that uses the correct plant species and plant part, is unadulterated and safe for human consumption.

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.

Food Safety and Quality Challenges of Creating Novel, Multi-ingredient Dairy Products
Food Safety and Quality Challenges of Creating Novel, Multi-ingredient Dairy Products

Exotic spices are increasingly finding their way into dairy products, necessitating new approaches to manage dairy product safety and quality.

Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds
Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 <i>Salmonella</i> Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds

This article explores the details of the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, the methods used to link cases of illness and subsequent actions by industry to prevent future outbreaks.

The Evaluation of Novel Antimicrobial Ingredients in Maintaining the Safety and Shelf-Life of Refrigerated Foods
The Evaluation of Novel Antimicrobial Ingredients in Maintaining the Safety and Shelf-Life of Refrigerated Foods

Can new antimicrobial ingredients really make a difference in the safety of refrigerated foods?

Factoring Safety into Functional Foods
Factoring Safety into Functional Foods

An objective, science-based evaluation process must establish that functional components are safe at their projected use levels.

The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry, Part II: What the Industry Can Do
The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry, Part II: What the Industry Can Do

Spices are the subject of increasing microbiological contamination-associated recalls for food pathogens.

Formulating Food Safety: An Overview of Antimicrobial Ingredients
Formulating Food Safety: An Overview of Antimicrobial Ingredients

Formulating “safety,” or microbial inhibitors, into the product can be considered step one as part of the company’s multi-hurdle approach to process control.

FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety
FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulatory oversight for substances added to food, including monitoring their safe use.

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.
 

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