FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
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.
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.
This article describes how to submit a Food Contact Substance notification to FDA and how the food contact notification review process works.
An important advantage for both state regulatory agencies and dairy processing plants is that HACCP implementation fosters a cooperative team approach.
This article identifies many common game meat species and discusses some of the food safety and regulatory issues associated with game meats.
Although food defense efforts received the greatest visibility during 2002, work on traditional food safety programs continued.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulatory oversight for substances added to food, including monitoring their safe use.
For training and certification to be successful, all food protection professionals must have a clearly defined skill set to do their jobs.
All FDA regulations are required to include an economic analysis of the regulation’s impact on the public health and industry.