Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.
Currently, one of the most interesting approaches to improving the performance of active packaging systems is the development of hybrid organic-inorganic materials.
To determine whether a food package can be legally marketed around the globe, one must consider many factors related to the packaging of the food item.
Packaging companies are responding to new mandates to prevent contamination or misinformation before the product ever reaches the supply chain.
To obtain approval for a new food contact substance, a manufacturer is required to submit a food contact notification at least 120 days prior to the marketing of the substance.
Improved microbiological safety of food may be attained by using irradiation in the production of several types of raw or minimally processed foods.
The best time to prevent food safety hazards from adversely affecting your operation is before accepting materials from your suppliers.
It is possible to be highly successful with own-label brands.
Regulations for using inks and coatings in food packaging tend to cause much confusion and concern for those involved.
Using CO in a modified atmosphere, the need for oxygen to achieve fresh-looking meat is eliminated.
Consumer demand for greater traceability of foods based on safety may eventually be met by industry adoption of greater traceability of foods based on security considerations.
There is good reason for the new laws regarding labeling of products containing allergens or made in plants or on lines where allergens are handled.
Food packagers can borrow insight from the pharmaceutical industry for the best approaches to use for safe packaging.
This article describes how to submit a Food Contact Substance notification to FDA and how the food contact notification review process works.
Every food contact package must be manufactured from materials that are approved by the regulatory agencies as acceptable for food contact.
The inherent risk of recontamination by L. monocytogenes in meat processing environments has been well documented and must be addressed.
The cook-chill process also decreases labor, product handling and chances of cross-contamination of foods.
In its long history, Fresh Express has set new standards for food safety and quality in the fresh-cut produce industry.
Modified atmosphere packaged (MAP) products can be found in almost every aisle of the supermarket today.
There is a wide variety of potentially detrimental compounds and quality issues that must be supported by comprehensive analysis programs for food safety.