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What FSMA Really Tells Us about the Focus of Food Safety
What FSMA Really Tells Us  about the Focus of Food Safety

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

How U.S. FDA’s GRAS Notification Program Works
How U.S. FDA’s GRAS Notification Program Works

FDA encourages the industry to thoroughly review its GRAS notification submission procedures before sending a notification to the agency.

FDA’s Food Program Priorities: A Look Back at 2004 Accomplishments
FDA’s Food Program Priorities: A Look Back at 2004 Accomplishments

A review of FDA’s notable accomplishments of 2004 is presented.


In Touch with FDA's CFSAN Food Safety and Security Staff
In Touch with FDA's CFSAN Food Safety and Security Staff

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.
 

Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance
Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance

Regulations for using inks and coatings in food packaging tend to cause much confusion and concern for those involved.

Trends and Solutions in Combating Global Food Fraud
Trends and Solutions  in Combating Global Food Fraud

Food fraud originated as a way to extend a food’s primary ingredients for added profit.

FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety
FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety

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.
 

FDA’s Produce Safety Activities
FDA’s Produce Safety Activities

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.

FDA’s Food Program: Priorities and Progress
FDA’s Food Program: Priorities and Progress

FDA has successfully built a strong foundation for a state-of-the-art, science-based food safety system that will drive future progress for years to come.

Getting Really Rapid Test Results: Advances in Pathogen and Toxin Detection for the Food Industry
Getting Really Rapid Test Results: Advances in Pathogen and Toxin Detection for the Food Industry

The food processing industry has recently witnessed the introduction of new or improved rapid methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens and toxins.

The Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium: Improving Coordination Among Federal Agencies
The Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium: Improving Coordination Among Federal Agencies

Given the importance of risk assessment to public health decisions, food safety agencies have established mechanisms to engage the entire food industry on such issues.

Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds
Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 <i>Salmonella</i> Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds

This article explores the details of the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, the methods used to link cases of illness and subsequent actions by industry to prevent future outbreaks.

FDA Regulation of Food Packaging Produced Using Nanotechnology
FDA Regulation of Food Packaging Produced Using Nanotechnology

Nanoparticles are being studied for use in improving packaging to prolong shelf life and increase barrier properties to reduce contamination.

FDA Promotes Good Aquaculture Practices
FDA Promotes Good Aquaculture Practices

This article will present information on FDA's seafood safety program and describe a new project to promote good aquaculture practices for aquaculture farms.

Glossary Useful in Defining Industry Terms
Glossary Useful in Defining Industry Terms

New ways of looking at the tools and techniques we use daily in our quest to ensure safe food are discussed.

Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety
Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety

Whenever foodborne outbreaks hit the news, the question always arises: Why don’t consumers take more care with handling and cooking their food?

Bullish on Progress: A Meat Industry Roundtable
Bullish on Progress: A Meat Industry Roundtable

An update on the latest developments in meat science, compliance and food safety presented by expert panelists in a roundtable format.

Prioritizing Food Safety Risk Assessments:A New Approach
Prioritizing Food Safety Risk Assessments:A New Approach

In risk analysis, there is a coordination of the activities associated with risk assessment, risk management and risk communication.

Acrylamide: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire (of Analytical Chaos)
Acrylamide: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire (of Analytical Chaos)

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.

CFSAN’s Risk Management Framework: Best Practices for Resolving Complex Food Safety Risks
CFSAN’s Risk Management Framework: Best Practices for Resolving Complex Food Safety Risks

The decisions of risk managers are judgments reached by weighing facts and factoring in historical precedents.


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