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Packaging

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.

Allergen Disclaimers Should Be True Warnings
Allergen Disclaimers Should Be True Warnings

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.

The Future of Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods

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.

USDA Proposal to Availability of Labels for Meat and Poultry Products

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.

Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure
Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system is a universally recognized approach for preventing food safety failures.

Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise
Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise

Food packagers can borrow insight from the pharmaceutical industry for the best approaches to use for safe packaging.

FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program
FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program

This article describes how to submit a Food Contact Substance notification to FDA and how the food contact notification review process works.

How Should Packaging Be Addressed in Your Food Safety Program?
How Should Packaging Be Addressed in Your Food Safety Program?

Every food contact package must be manufactured from materials that are approved by the regulatory agencies as acceptable for food contact.

Storage Considerations for Opened Packages of Ready-to-eat Meats
Storage Considerations for Opened Packages of Ready-to-eat Meats

The inherent risk of recontamination by L. monocytogenes in meat processing environments has been well documented and must be addressed.

Cook-chill Reduced-oxygen Packaging in Retail and Foodservice Operations
Cook-chill Reduced-oxygen Packaging in Retail and Foodservice Operations

The cook-chill process also decreases labor, product handling and chances of cross-contamination of foods.

Fresh Express: Cutting-Edge Food Safety
Fresh Express: Cutting-Edge Food Safety

In its long history, Fresh Express has set new standards for food safety and quality in the fresh-cut produce industry.

A Look at Top Trends in Food Chemistry
A Look at Top Trends in Food Chemistry

There is a wide variety of potentially detrimental compounds and quality issues that must be supported by comprehensive analysis programs for food safety.

Opportunities in Modified Atmosphere Packaging
Opportunities in Modified Atmosphere Packaging

Modified atmosphere packaged (MAP) products can be found in almost every aisle of the supermarket today.

Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority
Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority

New FDA initiatives focus on allergens in 2001.

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.

Learning from FDA Food Allergen Recalls and Reportable Foods
Learning from FDA Food Allergen Recalls and Reportable Foods

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.

New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers
New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers

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.

The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling
The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling

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.

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