Packaging materials are part of the food processors’ ingredient list, and it only makes common sense that they should be treated the same as any substance when it comes to food safety.
The requirements specified for adhesives place more of the burden of regulatory compliance on the manufacturers of food packaging that contains adhesives and manufacturers of the finished food product.
Canada’s food safety system is complex but effective because of ongoing progress in regulatory standards.
The primary goal of a food allergen program is to make food products safer for everyone, not just people with food allergies.
Enforcement of laws relating to food labeling is also becoming stricter in China.
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.
This article looks at the future of robots and automation in the food processing arena.
Many packaging technology suppliers are designing equipment with FSMA in mind by eliminating points of risk.
Historically, FDA exercised jurisdiction over the safety of antimicrobials used in or on food, except those used on raw agricultural commodities.
Most food processing technologies are not novel, but many have innovative applications that may enhance product quality and safety in the years to come.
Most often, allergies and intolerance are not life threatening, but avoidance of certain foods is the only way to prevent adverse response.
The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.
The use of recycled materials in food packaging applications is governed by the same principles that apply to all food packaging.
New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
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.
Primary packaging, that is, packaging in direct contact with the product, is critical to the success of any food processing effort.
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.