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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.

FDA Promotes Good Aquaculture Practices
FDA Promotes Good Aquaculture Practices

This article will present information on FDA's seafood safety program and describe a new project to promote good aquaculture practices for aquaculture farms.

Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety
Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety

Whenever foodborne outbreaks hit the news, the question always arises: Why don’t consumers take more care with handling and cooking their food?

Glossary Useful in Defining Industry Terms
Glossary Useful in Defining Industry Terms

New ways of looking at the tools and techniques we use daily in our quest to ensure safe food are discussed.

Bullish on Progress: A Meat Industry Roundtable
Bullish on Progress: A Meat Industry Roundtable

An update on the latest developments in meat science, compliance and food safety presented by expert panelists in a roundtable format.

Prioritizing Food Safety Risk Assessments:A New Approach
Prioritizing Food Safety Risk Assessments:A New Approach

In risk analysis, there is a coordination of the activities associated with risk assessment, risk management and risk communication.

Acrylamide: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire (of Analytical Chaos)
Acrylamide: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire (of Analytical Chaos)

Food testing shows the presence of acrylamide in various concentrations in most prepared foods, mainly those containing proteins, carbohydrates and fat, which are exposed to heat.

CFSAN’s Risk Management Framework: Best Practices for Resolving Complex Food Safety Risks
CFSAN’s Risk Management Framework: Best Practices for Resolving Complex Food Safety Risks

The decisions of risk managers are judgments reached by weighing facts and factoring in historical precedents.


The 2005 Food Code: A Regulator’s Reading and Perspective
The 2005 Food Code: A Regulator’s Reading and Perspective

The 2005 FDA Food Code was known to be a model of food safety for retail operations.

An FDA Update on Egg Safety
An FDA Update on Egg Safety

Reduction of Salmonella Enteritidis in eggs has been a focus of the egg industry, consumer groups, research scientists and the federal government for the last decade.

FDA’s Obesity Initiative: A Look at Applied Nutrition and Labeling
FDA’s Obesity Initiative: A Look at Applied Nutrition and Labeling

A discussion of FDA’s obesity initiative, focusing on nutritional content and labeling is presented.

Leveraging Food Safety Data to Improve Operations
Leveraging Food Safety Data to Improve Operations

If all aspects of the food industry can agree that food safety is not a competitive advantage, then leveraging food safety data in a collaborative environment will improve operations.

Process Auditing for Food Safety
Process Auditing for Food Safety

The process audit is a powerful tool. It allows the auditor to go beyond inspecting the cosmetic issues in a plant.

Assessing the Safety of Food Contact Substances
Assessing the Safety of Food Contact Substances

To obtain approval for a new food contact substance, a manufacturer is required to submit a food contact notification at least 120 days prior to the marketing of the substance.

FDA’s Responibilities Under the National Environmental Policy Act
FDA’s Responibilities Under the National Environmental Policy Act

As discussed, FDA must meet its environmental responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act for all major and final agency actions.
 

FDA Regulation of Domestic Waterborne Transportation
FDA Regulation of Domestic Waterborne Transportation

The domestic waterborne transportation industry consists of a broad range of passenger vessels that affects food safety.

Recent FDA Juice HACCP Regulations
Recent FDA Juice HACCP Regulations

The evolution of the FDA Juice HACCP regulations is discussed and their impact on industry is described.

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