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.
As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.
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.
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.
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.
Challenges of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act in considering exemption of ingredients from allergen labeling are discussed.