As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.
Specific FDA regulations in the bottled water area cover Good Manufacturing Practices for bottled water production and a standard of identity and quality for bottled water.
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has emerged as the leading program for ensuring food safety.
As discussed, FDA must meet its environmental responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act for all major and final agency actions.
The domestic waterborne transportation industry consists of a broad range of passenger vessels that affects food safety.
The evolution of the FDA Juice HACCP regulations is discussed and their impact on industry is described.
When it comes to food, there is limited regulation, control or intervention unless there is a problem or failure in the supply chain.
Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.
An essential supplement to quality and safety systems that anchors them in reality is periodic testing to verify the authenticity of food ingredients.
The emergence of antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens is inherently linked to how antibiotics have been used in food animal production.
Improved microbiological safety of food may be attained by using irradiation in the production of several types of raw or minimally processed foods.
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.