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.
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.
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.
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.
Food allergies are a public health concern that must be addressed from the farm to table.
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.
It is critical for suppliers and manufacturers to reshape, reinvent and reimagine their approach to ensuring the safety of food ingredients.
Although date labeling of food has a long history, it has become more visible in the past few years as attention to and concern about food loss and waste have heightened.
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.