New ways of looking at the tools and techniques we use daily in our quest to ensure safe food are discussed.
Whenever foodborne outbreaks hit the news, the question always arises: Why don’t consumers take more care with handling and cooking their food?
An update on the latest developments in meat science, compliance and food safety presented by expert panelists in a roundtable format.
In risk analysis, there is a coordination of the activities associated with risk assessment, risk management and risk communication.
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.
The decisions of risk managers are judgments reached by weighing facts and factoring in historical precedents.
The 2005 FDA Food Code was known to be a model of food safety for retail operations.
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.
A discussion of FDA’s obesity initiative, focusing on nutritional content and labeling is presented.
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.
A stepwise approach for appealing FSIS noncompliance judgments is provided.
Improved microbiological safety of food may be attained by using irradiation in the production of several types of raw or minimally processed foods.
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.
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
FDA encourages the industry to thoroughly review its GRAS notification submission procedures before sending a notification to the agency.
A review of FDA’s notable accomplishments of 2004 is presented.
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.