Food Safety Magazine

Packaging

Food Labeling for Companies Manufacturing or Distributing Food in China
Food Labeling for Companies Manufacturing or Distributing Food in China

Enforcement of laws relating to food labeling is also becoming stricter in China.

Regulation of Food Packaging in Canada
Regulation of Food Packaging in Canada

Food packaging materials are excluded from the definition of food additives, they are not subject to premarket clearance, except for packaging for infant formula and novel food.

 

Robotics and Automation for the Food Industry
Robotics and Automation for the Food Industry

This article looks at the future of robots and automation in the food processing arena.

FSMA Compliance with a Competitive Edge
FSMA Compliance with a Competitive Edge

Many packaging technology suppliers are designing equipment with FSMA in mind by eliminating points of risk.

The Regulation of Antimicrobials in Food Packaging
The Regulation of Antimicrobials in Food Packaging

Historically, FDA exercised jurisdiction over the safety of antimicrobials used in or on food, except those used on raw agricultural commodities.

Novel Applications of Sometimes-Novel Processing Technologies
Novel Applications of Sometimes-Novel Processing Technologies

Most food processing technologies are not novel, but many have innovative applications that may enhance product quality and safety in the years to come.

 

The Package Label: Food Allergens
The Package Label: Food Allergens

Most often, allergies and intolerance are not life threatening, but avoidance of certain foods is the only way to prevent adverse response.

An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging
An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging

The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.

U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials
U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials

The use of recycled materials in food packaging applications is governed by the same principles that apply to all food packaging.

Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures for Packaging
Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures  for Packaging

New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
 

Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging
Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging

Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.

Molecular and Supramolecular Design for Active and Edible Packaging Systems
Molecular and Supramolecular  Design for Active and Edible Packaging Systems

Currently, one of the most interesting approaches to improving the performance of active packaging systems is the development of hybrid organic-inorganic materials.

Evaluating Labeling Exemptions for Food Allergens
Evaluating Labeling Exemptions for Food Allergens

Challenges of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act in considering exemption of ingredients from allergen labeling are discussed.

Learning from FDA Food Allergen Recalls and Reportable Foods
Learning from FDA Food Allergen Recalls and Reportable Foods

Allergic consumers rely on food labels to be complete, clear and accurate so that they can avoid exposure to foods or ingredients that can provoke potentially life-threatening reactions.

New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers
New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers

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.

The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling
The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling

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.

Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure
Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system is a universally recognized approach for preventing food safety failures.

Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise
Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise

Food packagers can borrow insight from the pharmaceutical industry for the best approaches to use for safe packaging.

FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program
FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program

This article describes how to submit a Food Contact Substance notification to FDA and how the food contact notification review process works.

Attaining Clearances for Food-Packaging Materials
Attaining Clearances for Food-Packaging 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.

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