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.
The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments address how a HACCP system could be implemented, monitored and enforced in the dairy industry.
As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.
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.
The evolution of the FDA Juice HACCP regulations is discussed and their impact on industry is described.
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.
Ozone may be viewed as advantageous over other chemical sanitizers used in the food industry for sanitation purposes.
Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.
An interview with Jenny Scott, M.Sc., was conducted to gain her perspective on time and temperature controls in the food chain.
Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.
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.
The process audit is a powerful tool. It allows the auditor to go beyond inspecting the cosmetic issues in a plant.
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.
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.