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New Food Safety Education Outreach for Health Professionals
New Food Safety Education Outreach for Health Professionals

A review of “Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illnesses: A Primer for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals” is presented.

Reducing Lead Exposure from Food
Reducing Lead Exposure from Food

In the 1990s, FDA undertook additional efforts to ban or restrict uses of lead in association with food.

Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure
Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system is a universally recognized approach for preventing food safety failures.

Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions
Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions

Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.

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.

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud

As an industry, we are early in addressing food fraud and are in a great position to establish a firm foundation before—or while—laws and standards are being developed.

FDA’s Food Program: Priorities and Progress
FDA’s Food Program: Priorities and Progress

FDA has successfully built a strong foundation for a state-of-the-art, science-based food safety system that will drive future progress for years to come.

Getting Really Rapid Test Results: Advances in Pathogen and Toxin Detection for the Food Industry
Getting Really Rapid Test Results: Advances in Pathogen and Toxin Detection for the Food Industry

The food processing industry has recently witnessed the introduction of new or improved rapid methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens and toxins.

The Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium: Improving Coordination Among Federal Agencies
The Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium: Improving Coordination Among Federal Agencies

Given the importance of risk assessment to public health decisions, food safety agencies have established mechanisms to engage the entire food industry on such issues.

Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds
Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 <i>Salmonella</i> Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds

This article explores the details of the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, the methods used to link cases of illness and subsequent actions by industry to prevent future outbreaks.

FDA Regulation of Food Packaging Produced Using Nanotechnology
FDA Regulation of Food Packaging Produced Using Nanotechnology

Nanoparticles are being studied for use in improving packaging to prolong shelf life and increase barrier properties to reduce contamination.

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