Historically, FDA exercised jurisdiction over the safety of antimicrobials used in or on food, except those used on raw agricultural commodities.
The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.
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 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.
Produce producers have witnessed a troubling and corresponding rise in microbial foodborne illness incidents associated with raw and minimally processed fruits and vegetables
Whenever foodborne outbreaks hit the news, the question always arises: Why don’t consumers take more care with handling and cooking their food?
The goal of the food safety initiative is to improve food safety and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness to the greatest extent feasible.
Although food defense efforts received the greatest visibility during 2002, work on traditional food safety programs continued.
Nanoparticles are being studied for use in improving packaging to prolong shelf life and increase barrier properties to reduce contamination.
The history of food safety in the U.S. is based on the development of a virtual mishmash of laws and regulations enacted by state legislatures.
This article describes how to submit a Food Contact Substance notification to FDA and how the food contact notification review process works.
FDA has successfully built a strong foundation for a state-of-the-art, science-based food safety system that will drive future progress for years to come.
FDA’s goal is to develop preventive controls and specific actions that can be followed all the way down to the farm level and throughout the supply chain.
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has emerged as the leading program for ensuring food safety.
FDA encourages the industry to thoroughly review its GRAS notification submission procedures before sending a notification to the agency.
An important advantage for both state regulatory agencies and dairy processing plants is that HACCP implementation fosters a cooperative team approach.