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Lab Outsourcing: What You Need to Know
Lab Outsourcing:  What You Need to Know

Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.

The Role of the Cooperative Extension in Food Safety
The Role of the Cooperative Extension in Food Safety

Cooperative Extension faces many challenges and opportunities as the system moves into its second century.

 

Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze
Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze

Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.

Pest Management SOPs for Food Processing Plants and the Importance of FSMA
Pest Management SOPs for Food Processing Plants and the Importance of FSMA

One key aspect of sanitation is the prevention and immediate elimination of any and all pest infestations in a food plant.

 

An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging
An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging

The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.

Association of Food and Drug Officials: Boots on the Ground for Food Safety
Association of Food and Drug Officials: <br>Boots on the Ground for Food Safety

Throughout its history, AFDO has been credited with establishing many similar cooperative ventures to advance food protection.

HACCP Credential Closes the Verification Loop
HACCP Credential Closes the  Verification Loop

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is an essential tool in the food safety arsenal and is used globally to ensure safe food worldwide.

Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety
Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety

Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.

Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!
Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!

The best approach to protect your product from chemical contamination is to identify the hazards in your ingredients before they can affect your final product.

 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”

Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.

 

Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures for Packaging
Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures  for Packaging

New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
 

FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know
FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know

FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud

As an industry, we are early in addressing food fraud and are in a great position to establish a firm foundation before—or while—laws and standards are being developed.

The Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense
The Expanding Umbrella  of Food Defense

Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
 

FSMA Era Opens with Uncertainties for Seafood
FSMA Era Opens with  Uncertainties for Seafood

Speculation on how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect domestic fish producers and importers is offered.

Food Safety Modernization Act: A View from Elsewhere
Food Safety Modernization Act: <br> A View from Elsewhere

This article offers a view of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) from countries exporting into the U.S. and what is required to move forward.
 

The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business
The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business

Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
 

Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls
Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls

An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.

Developing and Assessing GAPs Programs in Preparation for the Food Safety Modernization Act
Developing and Assessing GAPs Programs in Preparation for the Food Safety Modernization Act

Good Agricultural Practices comprise a prerequisite program that can be used to manage food safety risks in the field and during transport to packing environments.

The Implications of the FSMA
The Implications of the FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act is designed to revamp food production safety standards and renew consumer confidence in the safety of the food supply.

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