The presence of allergens in food is a serious public health safety concern that prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake manufacturing and labeling initiatives.
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.
FDA has strict standards of quality and clear standards of identity for bottled water that protect consumers.
Snack food manufacturers and other food processors that make products containing food allergens or trans fat face new labeling changes.
Nanoparticles are being studied for use in improving packaging to prolong shelf life and increase barrier properties to reduce contamination.
While Paradise Tomato Kitchens has never had a contamination incident, it doesn't stop their quality assurance team from constantly evaluating and upgrading security and safety procedures.
Food retailers, foodservice operators and consumers who purchase refrigerated, ready-to-eat foods are more aware of—and more demanding about—food safety than ever before.
A discussion of FDA’s obesity initiative, focusing on nutritional content and labeling is presented.
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.
Every food contact package must be manufactured from materials that are approved by the regulatory agencies as acceptable for food contact.
The inherent risk of recontamination by L. monocytogenes in meat processing environments has been well documented and must be addressed.
The cook-chill process also decreases labor, product handling and chances of cross-contamination of foods.
In its long history, Fresh Express has set new standards for food safety and quality in the fresh-cut produce industry.
There is a wide variety of potentially detrimental compounds and quality issues that must be supported by comprehensive analysis programs for food safety.
Modified atmosphere packaged (MAP) products can be found in almost every aisle of the supermarket today.
New FDA initiatives focus on allergens in 2001.