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.
Rapidly emerging use of whole-genome sequencing will provide a major improvement in our ability to define pathogen sources throughout the food chain.
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.
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.
Throughout its history, AFDO has been credited with establishing many similar cooperative ventures to advance food protection.
The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.
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.
Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.
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.