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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.

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?

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.

Beware Diacetyl: The Next Legal Quagmire?
Beware Diacetyl: The Next Legal Quagmire?

Increased attention has been given to diacetyl and its potential role in causing a rare lung disease in hundreds of workers in microwave popcorn factories.

How to Appeal FSIS Noncompliance Records
How to Appeal FSIS Noncompliance Records

A stepwise approach for appealing FSIS noncompliance judgments is provided.
 

Irradiation of Food Packaging Materials
Irradiation of Food Packaging Materials

Improved microbiological safety of food may be attained by using irradiation in the production of several types of raw or minimally processed foods.

Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight
Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight

The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
 

What FSMA Really Tells Us about the Focus of Food Safety
What FSMA Really Tells Us  about the Focus of Food Safety

FSMA gives FDA broad new powers, including the authority to mandate that companies recall products as well as the ability to review internal records at farms and food production plants

How U.S. FDA’s GRAS Notification Program Works
How U.S. FDA’s GRAS Notification Program Works

FDA encourages the industry to thoroughly review its GRAS notification submission procedures before sending a notification to the agency.

FDA’s Food Program Priorities: A Look Back at 2004 Accomplishments
FDA’s Food Program Priorities: A Look Back at 2004 Accomplishments

A review of FDA’s notable accomplishments of 2004 is presented.


In Touch with FDA's CFSAN Food Safety and Security Staff
In Touch with FDA's CFSAN Food Safety and Security Staff

An interview with Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., Director, Food Safety and Security Staff, FDA CFSAN, presents the agencies recent initiatives and programs in food safety.
 

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