The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 defines both food additives and food contact substances.
While clean labels may be associated with natural, organic and nongenetically modified organism claims, the term does not necessarily equate to natural or organic.
There are many misperceptions about the safety and recycling of foodservice industry items made of expanded polystyrene foam.
It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity.
What the term “natural” means on your food product label: What is your liability?
While FDA continues to use this standard for assessing the safety of food packaging materials, changes are taking place.
“Natural” does not necessarily mean “safe;” but what does this word really mean in terms of food safety?
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.
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?
Food allergies are a real and growing public health issue.
“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.
When evaluating materials for use in food packaging and other food contact applications, a number of considerations are important.
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?
From consumer packaged goods to original equipment manufacturers, ensuring food safety is a constant challenge.
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?
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.
Are you providing meaningful, regulation-compliant information on your food product labels?
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.
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.
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.