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.
All FDA regulations are required to include an economic analysis of the regulation’s impact on the public health and industry.
For training and certification to be successful, all food protection professionals must have a clearly defined skill set to do their jobs.
FDA’s goal is to develop preventive controls and specific actions that can be followed all the way down to the farm level and throughout the supply chain.
With a flurry of changes and new food safety regulations on the horizon, companies have the opportunity to discover more efficient and effective methods of consumer protection.
FDA takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.
FDA lists new color additives that have been shown to be safe for their intended uses in the Code of Federal Regulations, conducts certification programs and monitors product labeling.
FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.
David W.K. Acheson, M.D. reviews changes that FDA hopes will provide improvements in food safety.
The ALERT message is designed to provide a concise and consistent approach to food defense awareness for use at any point in the food supply chain.
As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.
The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments address how a HACCP system could be implemented, monitored and enforced in the dairy industry.
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has emerged as the leading program for ensuring food safety.
Specific FDA regulations in the bottled water area cover Good Manufacturing Practices for bottled water production and a standard of identity and quality for bottled water.
As discussed, FDA must meet its environmental responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act for all major and final agency actions.
The domestic waterborne transportation industry consists of a broad range of passenger vessels that affects food safety.
While it is not supposed to be there, acrylamide can form in food as a result of a heat-induced reaction between two naturally occurring ingredients, the amino acid asparagine and reducing sugars.
Challenges of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act in considering exemption of ingredients from allergen labeling are discussed.