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.
Regulations for using inks and coatings in food packaging tend to cause much confusion and concern for those involved.
Food fraud originated as a way to extend a food’s primary ingredients for added profit.
FDA’s Total Diet Study is an important component of the federal government’s food safety and nutrition monitoring programs, with a focus on pesticide residues, industrial chemicals, elements and radionuclides.
The safety of imported and domestic fruits and vegetables is a priority for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This article will discuss recent activities the agency has initiated to assure that consumers receive safe produce.
For training and certification to be successful, all food protection professionals must have a clearly defined skill set to do their jobs.
All FDA regulations are required to include an economic analysis of the regulation’s impact on the public health and industry.
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.
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 takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.
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.
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.