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Colorants in Food Packaging: FDA Safety Requirements
Colorants in Food Packaging: FDA Safety Requirements

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 defines both food additives and food contact substances.

Consumers Turn an Eye to Clean Labels
Consumers Turn an Eye to Clean Labels

While clean labels may be associated with natural, organic and nongenetically modified organism claims, the term does not necessarily equate to natural or organic.

Increasing Expanded Polystyrene Recycling to the Curbside Level
Increasing Expanded Polystyrene Recycling to the Curbside Level

There are many misperceptions about the safety and recycling of foodservice industry items made of expanded polystyrene foam.

Packaging: The Final Ingredient
Packaging:  The Final Ingredient

It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity.

It’s Only Natural: Recent Developments Regarding the Term “Natural” in Food Labeling
It’s Only Natural: Recent Developments Regarding the Term “Natural” in Food Labeling

What the term “natural” means on your food product label: What is your liability?

The Increasing Scrutiny of Food Packaging
The Increasing Scrutiny of Food Packaging

While FDA continues to use this standard for assessing the safety of food packaging materials, changes are taking place.

Natural or Unnatural—That Is the Lingering Question
Natural or Unnatural—That Is the Lingering Question

“Natural” does not necessarily mean “safe;” but what does this word really mean in terms of food safety?

From Sanitation to the Environment and Beyond: Your Free Guides to Foodservice Packaging
From Sanitation to the Environment and Beyond: Your Free Guides to Foodservice Packaging

The Foodservice Packaging Institute has developed free resources for best practices in foodservice packaging on a variety of topics. Take a look at these easy-to-read guides today.

FSM Scoop: Pet Food Safety
FSM Scoop: Pet Food Safety

Since the Great Pet Food Recalls of 2007, pet food manufacturers have been under scrutiny. How has the industry fared in the last 9 years? 

Avoiding Allergens: It’s the Right Thing to Do
Avoiding Allergens:  It’s the Right Thing to Do

Food allergies are a real and growing public health issue.

 

FDA’s Multiple “Conditions of Use”
FDA’s Multiple  “Conditions of Use”

“Conditions of Use” describes the temperature and duration at which a material should be tested to simulate the manner in which the material is intended to be used.

Nanoscale Materials: The Dose Makes the Poison
Nanoscale Materials:  The Dose Makes the Poison

When evaluating materials for use in food packaging and other food contact applications, a number of considerations are important.

FSM Scoop: BPA
FSM Scoop: BPA

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic estrogen and industrial compound that's been widely banned in baby bottles and sippy cups. So how is it safe for the rest of us? 

Innovative Solutions for Food Safety Compliance
Innovative Solutions for Food Safety Compliance

From consumer packaged goods to original equipment manufacturers, ensuring food safety is a constant challenge.

Labeling of Allergens: Regulations and Best Practices that Protect the Consumer
Labeling of Allergens: Regulations and Best Practices that Protect the Consumer

All professionals responsible for any food manufacturing operation must ensure the label lists any allergen found in a product. Do you know the regulations that affect your brand?

Are Food Producers and Retailers Taking Enough Due Diligence in Auditing Packaging Suppliers?
Are Food Producers and Retailers Taking Enough Due Diligence in Auditing Packaging Suppliers?

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.

Labeling of Health and Nutrition Claims
Labeling of Health and Nutrition Claims

Are you providing meaningful, regulation-compliant information on your food product labels?

 

FDA Regulation of Adhesives in Food Packaging
FDA Regulation of Adhesives in Food Packaging

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.

 

Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.
Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.

In reviewing the various options available for formal clearance of a new food contact substance through U.S. Food and Drug Administration, each of the available mechanisms depends on a measure of the dietary exposure of the food contact substance.

Food Safety and GMO Labeling: Two Federal Bids to Reduce Patchwork Rules
Food Safety and GMO Labeling: Two Federal Bids to Reduce Patchwork Rules

Will congressional bills addressing consolidation of food safety enforcement in a single federal agency and a national standard for labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) get enough bipartisan support to pass? You decide.

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