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Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight
Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight

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.
 

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.

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.

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