A discussion of FDA’s obesity initiative, focusing on nutritional content and labeling is presented.
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.
Modified atmosphere packaged (MAP) products can be found in almost every aisle of the supermarket today.
There is a wide variety of potentially detrimental compounds and quality issues that must be supported by comprehensive analysis programs for food safety.
New FDA initiatives focus on allergens in 2001.
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.
Primary packaging, that is, packaging in direct contact with the product, is critical to the success of any food processing effort.
As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.
Challenges of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act in considering exemption of ingredients from allergen labeling are discussed.