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FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce
FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce

The goal of the food safety initiative is to improve food safety and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness to the greatest extent feasible.

Food Lab Accreditation Takes Off With FDA, USDA Support
Food Lab Accreditation Takes Off With FDA, USDA Support

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: A Valuable New Tool for Preventing Foodborne Illness
The Reportable Food Registry: A Valuable New Tool for Preventing Foodborne Illness

The Reportable Food Registry has become an effective addition to the range of tools FDA has to prevent foodborne illness and protect public health.

The Role of Economic and Consumer Sciences in CFSAN
The Role of Economic and Consumer Sciences in CFSAN

Effective food safety and nutrition policies improve public health without imposing unnecessary costs on industry or the public.

CORE: FDA Foodborne Illness Response
CORE: FDA Foodborne Illness Response

FDA’s new Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network completes its successful first year.

NCIMS Voluntary HACCP Program Moo-ves Forward
NCIMS Voluntary HACCP Program Moo-ves Forward

An important advantage for both state regulatory agencies and dairy processing plants is that HACCP implementation fosters a cooperative team approach.

FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program
FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program

This article describes how to submit a Food Contact Substance notification to FDA and how the food contact notification review process works.

Game Meat: A Complex Food Safety and Animal Health Issue
Game Meat: A Complex Food Safety and Animal Health Issue

This article identifies many common game meat species and discusses some of the food safety and regulatory issues associated with game meats.

FDA's Food Safety Program in FY 2002: Measuring Accomplishments
FDA's Food Safety Program in FY 2002: Measuring Accomplishments

Although food defense efforts received the greatest visibility during 2002, work on traditional food safety programs continued.

FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety
FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulatory oversight for substances added to food, including monitoring their safe use.

The Value of Economics in Rulemaking: Examples From “The Egg Rule”
The Value of Economics in Rulemaking: Examples From “The Egg Rule”

All FDA regulations are required to include an economic analysis of the regulation’s impact on the public health and industry.

Training in an Integrated Food Safety System: Focus on Food Proteciton Officials
Training in an Integrated Food Safety System: Focus on Food Proteciton Officials

For training and certification to be successful, all food protection professionals must have a clearly defined skill set to do their jobs.

Produce Safety: FDA Reaches Out to Producers and Packers
Produce Safety: FDA Reaches Out to Producers and Packers

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.

Food Safety’s New Regulatory Reality: Are You Prepared?
Food Safety’s New Regulatory Reality: Are You Prepared?

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’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review
FDA’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review

FDA takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.


Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives
Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives

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.

Top-Notch Nutraceuticals
Top-Notch Nutraceuticals

One of the fastest growing product categories in the food industry is the “nutraceuticals” or “functional foods” market.

Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority
Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority

New FDA initiatives focus on allergens in 2001.

A State Perspective on National Uniformity, Federal Oversight and the Impact of International Trade on State Programs and Food Safety
A State Perspective on National Uniformity, Federal Oversight and the Impact of International Trade on State Programs and Food Safety

The history of food safety in the U.S. is based on the development of a virtual mishmash of laws and regulations enacted by state legislatures.

Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line
Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line

FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.

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