For training and certification to be successful, all food protection professionals must have a clearly defined skill set to do their jobs.
All FDA regulations are required to include an economic analysis of the regulation’s impact on the public health and industry.
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.
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 takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.
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.
One of the fastest growing product categories in the food industry is the “nutraceuticals” or “functional foods” market.
New FDA initiatives focus on allergens in 2001.
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.
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.
All food industries, including those involved with spices and botanical ingredients, face challenges in providing safe products to consumers.
In recent years, federal, state and local agencies have shifted their thinking toward the concept of building an integrated food safety system.
The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments address how a HACCP system could be implemented, monitored and enforced in the dairy industry.
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.
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.