When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network began operating in August 2011, it was structured to respond to foodborne illness outbreaks in three interdependent phases.
What precisely should be reported in order to make the Reportable Food Registry effective in protecting consumers? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants your input. To that end, it has extended until August 18, 2014, the period for submitting comments on the proposed rulemaking.
According to the World Health Organization, food terrorism is a reality. See what regulators are doing around the world to combat this increasing threat.
Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.
The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations appears set, but not without an interesting legal battle.
The issue of food ingredients and their quality is an often overlooked yet critical component of food safety.
Food and food products are easily accessible at multiple points in any manufacturing process; thus, we must ask how we can safeguard our food supply from intentional contamination?
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on our country in 2001, and the resulting increased focus on national security, food security has become a top priority for the food industry.
FDA takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.
It isn't difficult to see that, independent of the mode of transportation, foods and food ingredients are susceptible to abuse and/or contamination during transportation and storage.
FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reminded the food industry of obvious vulnerabilities that should be addressed to keep the food supply safe.
Food fraud is illegal deception for economic gain using food.
Although food defense efforts received the greatest visibility during 2002, work on traditional food safety programs continued.
As an industry, we are early in addressing food fraud and are in a great position to establish a firm foundation before—or while—laws and standards are being developed.
Building on and extending the existing HACCP system is the most efficient way to provide comprehensive food protection.
An essential supplement to quality and safety systems that anchors them in reality is periodic testing to verify the authenticity of food ingredients.
An interview with Lee Sanders of the American Bakers Association reveals the latest food safety challenges facing bakeries today.
In response to the growing threat of terrorist attacks via food manufacturing, The Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids, IA, is embarking on a revolutionary new approach to security.
Audits ensure that your plant’s food safety and quality assurance processes are working properly.