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.
The ALERT message is designed to provide a concise and consistent approach to food defense awareness for use at any point in the food supply chain.
As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.
The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments address how a HACCP system could be implemented, monitored and enforced in the dairy industry.
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has emerged as the leading program for ensuring food safety.
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.
In recent years, federal, state and local agencies have shifted their thinking toward the concept of building an integrated food safety system.
All food industries, including those involved with spices and botanical ingredients, face challenges in providing safe products to consumers.
The process audit is a powerful tool. It allows the auditor to go beyond inspecting the cosmetic issues in a plant.
To obtain approval for a new food contact substance, a manufacturer is required to submit a food contact notification at least 120 days prior to the marketing of the substance.
If all aspects of the food industry can agree that food safety is not a competitive advantage, then leveraging food safety data in a collaborative environment will improve operations.
Increased attention has been given to diacetyl and its potential role in causing a rare lung disease in hundreds of workers in microwave popcorn factories.
A stepwise approach for appealing FSIS noncompliance judgments is provided.
Meat and poultry companies used to be able to claim that their differences from other food sectors limited their ability to adopt technology or participate in industry standards.
Food allergies are a public health concern that must be addressed from the farm to table.
It is critical for suppliers and manufacturers to reshape, reinvent and reimagine their approach to ensuring the safety of food ingredients.
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.