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FDA’s “Tentative” Determination Regarding Trans Fat: A Food Safety Assessment
FDA’s “Tentative” Determination Regarding Trans Fat: A Food Safety Assessment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the first step in a process that will likely ban the use of trans fats in most if not all processed foods. What are the food safety implications?

 

Preparation Is Key to Staying off FSMA’s Annual Mandatory Recall Report
Preparation Is Key to Staying off FSMA’s Annual Mandatory Recall Report

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to submit to Congress an annual report on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s exercise of its new mandatory recall authority.

 

Will Your HACCP Plan Be Acceptable under FSMA?
Will Your HACCP Plan Be Acceptable under FSMA?

The requirements described in the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls-proposed regulation indicate that FDA will be taking longer and harder looks at what food processors are doing to ensure the safety of what they are manufacturing.

 

FSMA Foundational Rule Implementation Remains in Flux – What To Do Now?
FSMA Foundational Rule Implementation Remains in Flux – What To Do Now?

Court intervention may not be the last word on the time frame for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Why is FSMA implementation taking so long

Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety
Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety

Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.

An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging
An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging

The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.

Association of Food and Drug Officials: Boots on the Ground for Food Safety
Association of Food and Drug Officials: <br>Boots on the Ground for Food Safety

Throughout its history, AFDO has been credited with establishing many similar cooperative ventures to advance food protection.

After the Shutdown: Long-Term Considerations for Food Producers
After the Shutdown: Long-Term Considerations for Food Producers

The recent government shutdown served to highlight the need for food producers and importers to aggressively strengthen their own systems and practices to ensure the integrity of their products.

 

Jensen Farms’ Fall Underscores Need for Supply Relation Oversight in Era of FSMA
Jensen Farms’ Fall Underscores Need for Supply Relation Oversight in Era of FSMA

The fate of Jensen Farms offers an important lesson for food companies. Failure of proper planning, careful contracting and ongoing oversight may have a substantial, and potentially devastating, effect on a food company’s business and the consumers it feeds.

Proposed FSMA Rules Aim to Even Playing Field between Domestic and Foreign Food Suppliers
Proposed FSMA Rules Aim to Even Playing Field between Domestic and Foreign Food Suppliers

FDA attempts to secure the border for food importers around the world: A look at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.

 

U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials
U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials

The use of recycled materials in food packaging applications is governed by the same principles that apply to all food packaging.

Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!
Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!

The best approach to protect your product from chemical contamination is to identify the hazards in your ingredients before they can affect your final product.

 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”

Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.

 

Are You Ready To Address Whistleblower Complaints? Preparation Is Key
Are You Ready To Address Whistleblower Complaints? Preparation Is Key

How can a food company prepare for whistleblower claims? For starters, food companies should educate their employees on the programs and processes by which the company intends to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

 

Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food
Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food

The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations appears set, but not without an interesting legal battle.
 

FSMA Rule Promulgation Marches On, But Final Deadlines Remain Uncertain
FSMA Rule Promulgation Marches On, But Final Deadlines Remain Uncertain

The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations remains in flux.
 

Court to FDA: Deadlines Set For Long Overdue FSMA Rules
Court to FDA: Deadlines Set For Long Overdue FSMA Rules

When will the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally issue rules that form the core of the heralded Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? A Federal Court seeks to change that dynamic, ordering the FDA to promulgate final rules by June 30, 2015.
 

FDA Report Offers Valuable Insights on FSMA-Driven Shift in the Food Safety Paradigm
FDA Report Offers Valuable Insights on FSMA-Driven Shift in the Food Safety Paradigm

The report to Congress on Building Capacity to Implement the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) serves as a valuable overview of how FDA intends to shift the food safety paradigm, from reacting to food safety problems after they occur to preventing contamination and foodborne illness before they happen.
 

Food Safety Focus on Packaging?
Food Safety Focus on Packaging?

As the Food Safety Modernization Act materializes, packaging operations come under a microscope. Read more about the increased focus on food packaging safety.

The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable
The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable

Making a difference with respect to foodborne illness outbreaks begins with increasing awareness and acceptance of contributing factors, and demands a commitment to following best practices in food handling and preparation.
 

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