One of the fastest growing product categories in the food industry is the “nutraceuticals” or “functional foods” market.
New FDA initiatives focus on allergens in 2001.
The history of food safety in the U.S. is based on the development of a virtual mishmash of laws and regulations enacted by state legislatures.
FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.
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.
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.
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has emerged as the leading program for ensuring food safety.
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.
When it comes to food, there is limited regulation, control or intervention unless there is a problem or failure in the supply chain.
Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.
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.