Food Safety Magazine

Packaging

Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures for Packaging
Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures  for Packaging

New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
 

Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging
Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging

Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.

Molecular and Supramolecular Design for Active and Edible Packaging Systems
Molecular and Supramolecular  Design for Active and Edible Packaging Systems

Currently, one of the most interesting approaches to improving the performance of active packaging systems is the development of hybrid organic-inorganic materials.

Attaining Clearances for Food-Packaging Materials
Attaining Clearances for Food-Packaging 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.

Food Packaging: Supplying Safety
Food Packaging: Supplying Safety

Packaging companies are responding to new mandates to prevent contamination or misinformation before the product ever reaches the supply chain.

Assessing the Safety of Food Contact Substances
Assessing the Safety of Food Contact Substances

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.

The Evolution of Traceability in the Meat & Poultry Industry
The Evolution of Traceability in the  Meat & Poultry Industry

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.

Irradiation of Food Packaging Materials
Irradiation of Food Packaging Materials

Improved microbiological safety of food may be attained by using irradiation in the production of several types of raw or minimally processed foods.

Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue
Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue

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.

From Aseptic to Zip Pouch: Basic Packaging Material & Line Control
From Aseptic to Zip Pouch: Basic Packaging Material & Line Control

The best time to prevent food safety hazards from adversely affecting your operation is before accepting materials from your suppliers.

It’s What’s on the Outside that Counts
It’s What’s on the Outside that Counts

It is possible to be highly successful with own-label brands.

 

Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance
Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance

Regulations for using inks and coatings in food packaging tend to cause much confusion and concern for those involved.

Low-Oxygen Packaging with CO: A Study in Food Politics That Warrants Peer Review
Low-Oxygen Packaging with CO: A Study in Food Politics That Warrants Peer Review

Using CO in a modified atmosphere, the need for oxygen to achieve fresh-looking meat is eliminated.

Light at the End of the Tunnel: UV Intervention
Light at the End of the Tunnel: UV Intervention

Ultraviolet (UV) light has been known for years as a means of disinfecting various substances, especially water.

The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update
The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update

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.

The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles
The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles

FDA has strict standards of quality and clear standards of identity for bottled water that protect consumers.

New Labeling Requirements for Food Allergens and Trans Fat
New Labeling Requirements for Food Allergens and Trans Fat

Snack food manufacturers and other food processors that make products containing food allergens or trans fat face new labeling changes.

FDA Regulation of Food Packaging Produced Using Nanotechnology
FDA Regulation of Food Packaging Produced Using Nanotechnology

Nanoparticles are being studied for use in improving packaging to prolong shelf life and increase barrier properties to reduce contamination.

Best Practices in Refrigerated Foods Processing
Best Practices in Refrigerated Foods Processing

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.

Safety in Paradise: One Package at a Time
Safety in Paradise: One Package at a Time

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.

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