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.
Challenges of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act in considering exemption of ingredients from allergen labeling are discussed.
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.
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.
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system is a universally recognized approach for preventing food safety failures.
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.
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.