The number of eco-labels in the food industry is expected to continue to proliferate in 2013. Over 200 seals and logos represent some ecological, ethical, ingredient or sustainability attributes in the global food industry. The mushrooming number of eco-labels could have adverse consequences on food safety.
This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the codification of the final rules that overhauled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) nutrition labeling requirements for food in the United States. Passage of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act gave FDA authority to require specific nutritional information be declared on most food sold in the United States.
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.
The purpose of allergen disclaimers is for the benefit and protection of consumers, but by using this warning label on a product that does not contain allergens, manufacturers can limit accountability and provide cover for inadequate cleaning and/or poorly followed cross-contamination prevention programs.
California's Proposition 37 is up for vote this November, and stakeholders throughout America are holding their breaths. Proposition 37 requires raw and processed foods sold in California to disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients on their labeling-a requirement that the Federal Government does not currently impose.
This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.
Does you company have a plan for how to label genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont? See how this ruling will affect how you manage food labeling in the Green Mountain state.
Challenges of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act in considering exemption of ingredients from allergen labeling are discussed.
Ultraviolet (UV) light has been known for years as a means of disinfecting various substances, especially water.
Primary packaging, that is, packaging in direct contact with the product, is critical to the success of any food processing effort.
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.
Most people consider bottled water to be a safe and healthy alternative to other packaged beverages.
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.
A discussion of FDA’s obesity initiative, focusing on nutritional content and labeling is presented.