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.
What exactly makes a foodservice company best-in-class or world-class in food safety?
Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.
Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.
Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.
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 proposed Produce Safety Rule takes an integrated and common-sense approach focusing on common actions effective in achieving safe produce.
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.