Historically, FDA exercised jurisdiction over the safety of antimicrobials used in or on food, except those used on raw agricultural commodities.
Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.
The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.
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.
An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.
Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
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.
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.
Egg producers are primarily responsible for ensuring a safe egg supply in the marketplace, but consumers take the wheel once eggs leave the store.
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.
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
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.
A review of “Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illnesses: A Primer for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals” is presented.
In the 1990s, FDA undertook additional efforts to ban or restrict uses of lead in association with food.