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Staying ALERT about Food Defense
Staying ALERT about Food Defense

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.
 

Troubleshooting Migration Issues in Packaging
Troubleshooting Migration Issues in Packaging

As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.

Safe to the Last Drop: A First-Hand NCIMS HACCP Pilot Experience
Safe to the Last Drop: A First-Hand NCIMS HACCP Pilot Experience

The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments address how a HACCP system could be implemented, monitored and enforced in the dairy industry.

HACCP: A View to the Bottom Line
HACCP: A View to the Bottom Line

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has emerged as the leading program for ensuring food safety.

Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA
Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA

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.

Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety
Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety

An essential supplement to quality and safety systems that anchors them in reality is periodic testing to verify the authenticity of food ingredients.
 

Antibiotic Resistance: An Emerging Food Safety Concern
Antibiotic Resistance: <br>An Emerging Food Safety Concern

The emergence of antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens is inherently linked to how antibiotics have been used in food animal production.

Beware Diacetyl: The Next Legal Quagmire?
Beware Diacetyl: The Next Legal Quagmire?

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.

How to Appeal FSIS Noncompliance Records
How to Appeal FSIS Noncompliance Records

A stepwise approach for appealing FSIS noncompliance judgments is provided.
 

The Evolution of Traceability in the Meat & Poultry Industry
The Evolution of Traceability in the  Meat & Poultry Industry

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.

Allergen Management: Challenges and Trends
Allergen Management: Challenges and Trends

Food allergies are a public health concern that must be addressed from the farm to table.

Irradiation of Food Packaging Materials
Irradiation of Food Packaging Materials

Improved microbiological safety of food may be attained by using irradiation in the production of several types of raw or minimally processed foods.

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.
 

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