Food Safety Magazine

Natural/Organic

Will (or Can) Food Science Prevail in Today’s World?
Will (or Can) Food Science Prevail in Today’s World?

If you believe that those mistrustful of science or hesitant to accept scientific validity are of a certain uneducated class, or driven by religion or other belief systems, you are likely wrong. What can be done?

Whatever Happened to Sound Food Science?
Whatever Happened to Sound Food Science?

Op-Ed: Are consumers, social media and questionable regulations undermining food science? You be the judge.

GMO Labels: Win, Lose or Draw?
GMO Labels:  Win, Lose or Draw?

Will labeling of a genetically modified organism (GMO) on a food package really provide useful information?

Packaging: The Final Ingredient
Packaging:  The Final Ingredient

It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity.

Natural or Unnatural—That Is the Lingering Question
Natural or Unnatural—That Is the Lingering Question

“Natural” does not necessarily mean “safe;” but what does this word really mean in terms of food safety?

Safety Is a Cornerstone of Ingredient Sustainability
Safety Is a Cornerstone of Ingredient Sustainability

Food manufacturers are working to increase the sustainability of their global footprint while at the same time making their products better and safer from farm to plate.

On-Farm Practices of Beef Producers and Processors: What Are the Gaps in Food Safety?
On-Farm Practices of Beef Producers and Processors: What Are the Gaps  in Food Safety?

Are foods produced close to home by small, independent producers really inherently more safe than—or at least as safe as—foods produced by large companies?

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.

Animal Welfare and Food Safety
Animal Welfare and Food Safety

When we debate how animals should be treated, we are also debating the safety of our food.

 

A Disciplined and Unique Focus by Chiquita Brands Reduces Early Supply Chain Risk
A Disciplined and Unique Focus by Chiquita Brands Reduces Early Supply Chain Risk

Continuous research and education are important components of Chiquita’s overall food safety program.
 

A Long Row to Hoe for Safer Food
A Long Row to Hoe for Safer Food

The proposed Produce Safety Rule takes an integrated and common-sense approach focusing on common actions effective in achieving safe produce.

Nationwide Produce Outbreak: A Moment You Never Forget
Nationwide Produce Outbreak: A Moment You Never Forget

For an effective produce safety program having no kill step, the development of a multihurdle process is essential.

Egg-cellent Food Safety Strategies at Primera Foods
Egg-cellent Food Safety Strategies at Primera Foods

A case study of the innovative food safety approach used at Primera Foods.

Earthbound Farm: Balancing Food Safety From Seed to Shelf
Earthbound Farm: Balancing Food Safety From Seed to Shelf

For produce producer Earthbound Farm, food safety begins in the field.

Food Safety at Farmers Markets: A Reality Check
Food Safety at Farmers Markets:  A Reality Check

Raw meat and poultry products sold direct-to-consumer may carry higher concentrations of harmful bacteria compared with those produced commercially.

Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection
Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection

Adulteration of pure honey with synthetic honey has become much more prevalent in recent years.

Organic Coffee Roasters: Ensuring Safe Coffee
Organic Coffee Roasters: Ensuring Safe Coffee

Organic integrity and prevention of contamination and commingling are the basis for many of the requirements in organic coffee production.