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Evaluating Labeling Exemptions for Food Allergens
Evaluating Labeling Exemptions for Food Allergens

Challenges of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act in considering exemption of ingredients from allergen labeling are discussed.

Recent Ozone Applications in Food Processing and Sanitation
Recent Ozone Applications in Food Processing and Sanitation

Ozone may be viewed as advantageous over other chemical sanitizers used in the food industry for sanitation purposes.

An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply
An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply

Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.

Getting the Best of Time & Temperature
Getting the Best of Time & Temperature

An interview with Jenny Scott, M.Sc., was conducted to gain her perspective on time and temperature controls in the food chain.

The Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense
The Expanding Umbrella  of Food Defense

Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
 

Safe Food at Retail Establishments
Safe Food at Retail Establishments

Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.

Training in an Integrated Food Safety System: Focus on Food Proteciton Officials
Training in an Integrated Food Safety System: Focus on Food Proteciton Officials

For training and certification to be successful, all food protection professionals must have a clearly defined skill set to do their jobs.

The Value of Economics in Rulemaking: Examples From “The Egg Rule”
The Value of Economics in Rulemaking: Examples From “The Egg Rule”

All FDA regulations are required to include an economic analysis of the regulation’s impact on the public health and industry.

Produce Safety: FDA Reaches Out to Producers and Packers
Produce Safety: FDA Reaches Out to Producers and Packers

FDA’s goal is to develop preventive controls and specific actions that can be followed all the way down to the farm level and throughout the supply chain.

Food Safety’s New Regulatory Reality: Are You Prepared?
Food Safety’s New Regulatory Reality: Are You Prepared?

With a flurry of changes and new food safety regulations on the horizon, companies have the opportunity to discover more efficient and effective methods of consumer protection.
 

FDA’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review
FDA’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review

FDA takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.


Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives
Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives

FDA lists new color additives that have been shown to be safe for their intended uses in the Code of Federal Regulations, conducts certification programs and monitors product labeling.

Top-Notch Nutraceuticals
Top-Notch Nutraceuticals

One of the fastest growing product categories in the food industry is the “nutraceuticals” or “functional foods” market.

Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority
Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority

New FDA initiatives focus on allergens in 2001.

A State Perspective on National Uniformity, Federal Oversight and the Impact of International Trade on State Programs and Food Safety
A State Perspective on National Uniformity, Federal Oversight and the Impact of International Trade on State Programs and Food Safety

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.

Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line
Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line

FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.

New Directions in Food Protection
New Directions in Food Protection

David W.K. Acheson, M.D. reviews changes that FDA hopes will provide improvements in food safety.

Staying ALERT about Food Defense
Staying ALERT about Food Defense

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.
 

Safe to the Last Drop: A First-Hand NCIMS HACCP Pilot Experience
Safe to the Last Drop: A First-Hand NCIMS HACCP Pilot Experience

The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments address how a HACCP system could be implemented, monitored and enforced in the dairy industry.

Troubleshooting Migration Issues in Packaging
Troubleshooting Migration Issues in Packaging

As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.

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