Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.
Throughout its history, AFDO has been credited with establishing many similar cooperative ventures to advance food protection.
The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.
The use of recycled materials in food packaging applications is governed by the same principles that apply to all food packaging.
The best approach to protect your product from chemical contamination is to identify the hazards in your ingredients before they can affect your final product.
Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.
FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
The Threshold of Regulation program exempts substances that contact food from being listed as food additives if they migrate into foods at levels that result in no appreciable harm.
This article discusses some of the many priority issues the Division of Dairy and Egg Safety is currently working on to better protect American consumers.
An overview of how juice HACCP has helped the industry manage juice safety.
Produce producers have witnessed a troubling and corresponding rise in microbial foodborne illness incidents associated with raw and minimally processed fruits and vegetables
A review of “Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illnesses: A Primer for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals” is presented.
An exclusive interview with Elsa A. Murano, Ph.D., Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, presents new USDA initiatives for food safety.
In the 1990s, FDA undertook additional efforts to ban or restrict uses of lead in association with food.
For a lab to receive accreditation, it must be able to prove to an accrediting body that its tests are applicable, appropriate and functioning correctly.
The Reportable Food Registry has become an effective addition to the range of tools FDA has to prevent foodborne illness and protect public health.
Effective food safety and nutrition policies improve public health without imposing unnecessary costs on industry or the public.
FDA’s new Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network completes its successful first year.
An important advantage for both state regulatory agencies and dairy processing plants is that HACCP implementation fosters a cooperative team approach.
This article describes how to submit a Food Contact Substance notification to FDA and how the food contact notification review process works.