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FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks
FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks

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.

FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods
FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods

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.

The Reality of Food Terrorism
The Reality of Food Terrorism

According to the World Health Organization, food terrorism is a reality. See what regulators are doing around the world to combat this increasing threat.

 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”

Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.

 

Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food
Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food

The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations appears set, but not without an interesting legal battle.
 

Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards
Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards

The issue of food ingredients and their quality is an often overlooked yet critical component of food safety.

Protecting Your Food Supply: A Practical Approach
Protecting Your Food Supply: A Practical Approach

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?

Protecting the Nation’s Food Supply from Bioterrorism
Protecting the Nation’s Food Supply from Bioterrorism

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’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review
FDA’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review

FDA takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.

 

Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System
Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System

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.

Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line
Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line

FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.

Bioterrorism: The Next Food Safety Threat
Bioterrorism: The Next Food Safety Threat

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 Vulnerability Assessment and Prefilter for FSMA, GFSI and SOX Requirements
Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and  Prefilter for FSMA, GFSI and SOX Requirements

Food fraud is illegal deception for economic gain using food.

FDA's Food Safety Program in FY 2002: Measuring Accomplishments
FDA's Food Safety Program in FY 2002: Measuring Accomplishments

Although food defense efforts received the greatest visibility during 2002, work on traditional food safety programs continued.

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud

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.

Incorporating Defense into HACCP
Incorporating Defense into HACCP

Building on and extending the existing HACCP system is the most efficient way to provide comprehensive food protection.

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.
 

Bakeries Rise to Food Safety and Defense Challenges
Bakeries Rise to Food Safety and Defense Challenges

An interview with Lee Sanders of the American Bakers Association reveals the latest food safety challenges facing bakeries today.

Quaker Employees Learn How to Fight Terrorists
Quaker Employees Learn How to Fight Terrorists

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.

Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears
Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears

Audits ensure that your plant’s food safety and quality assurance processes are working properly.

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