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.
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.
Meat and poultry companies used to be able to claim that their differences from other food sectors limited their ability to adopt technology or participate in industry standards.
Improved microbiological safety of food may be attained by using irradiation in the production of several types of raw or minimally processed foods.
Although date labeling of food has a long history, it has become more visible in the past few years as attention to and concern about food loss and waste have heightened.
The best time to prevent food safety hazards from adversely affecting your operation is before accepting materials from your suppliers.
It is possible to be highly successful with own-label brands.
Regulations for using inks and coatings in food packaging tend to cause much confusion and concern for those involved.
Using CO in a modified atmosphere, the need for oxygen to achieve fresh-looking meat is eliminated.
Ultraviolet (UV) light has been known for years as a means of disinfecting various substances, especially water.
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.
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.
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.
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.