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Outbreak Responders Work to Stop Viral and Parasitic Foodborne Outbreaks
Outbreak Responders Work to Stop Viral and Parasitic Foodborne Outbreaks

When a foodborne outbreak occurs within the United States and the suspect product is one of foreign origin, government agencies and food producers must work together efficiently to identify the cause of the outbreak.

Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Food Safety
Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Food Safety

Rapidly emerging use of whole-genome sequencing will provide a major improvement in our ability to define pathogen sources throughout the food chain.

 

FDA Regulation of Adhesives in Food Packaging
FDA Regulation of Adhesives in Food Packaging

The requirements specified for adhesives place more of the burden of regulatory compliance on the manufacturers of food packaging that contains adhesives and manufacturers of the finished food product.

 

FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks
FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network began operating in August 2011, it was structured to respond to foodborne illness outbreaks in three interdependent phases.

World-Class Food Safety in Foodservice
World-Class Food Safety in Foodservice

What exactly makes a foodservice company best-in-class or world-class in food safety?

 

Lab Outsourcing: What You Need to Know
Lab Outsourcing:  What You Need to Know

Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.

Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze
Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze

Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.

A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring
A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring

Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.

The Regulation of Antimicrobials in Food Packaging
The Regulation of Antimicrobials in Food Packaging

Historically, FDA exercised jurisdiction over the safety of antimicrobials used in or on food, except those used on raw agricultural commodities.

Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety
Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety

Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.

Association of Food and Drug Officials: Boots on the Ground for Food Safety
Association of Food and Drug Officials: <br>Boots on the Ground for Food Safety

Throughout its history, AFDO has been credited with establishing many similar cooperative ventures to advance food protection.

An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging
An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging

The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.

U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials
U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials

The use of recycled materials in food packaging applications is governed by the same principles that apply to all food packaging.

Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!
Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!

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.

 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”

Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.

 

FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know
FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know

FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
 

The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business
The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business

Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
 

Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls
Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls

An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.

How FDA’s “Threshold of Regulation” Program Works
How FDA’s “Threshold of Regulation” Program Works

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.

A Long Row to Hoe for Safer Food
A Long Row to Hoe for Safer Food

The proposed Produce Safety Rule takes an integrated and common-sense approach focusing on common actions effective in achieving safe produce.

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