One key aspect of sanitation is the prevention and immediate elimination of any and all pest infestations in a food plant.
The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.
Throughout its history, AFDO has been credited with establishing many similar cooperative ventures to advance food protection.
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.
Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.
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.
Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials provided insight on proposed rules for foreign supplier verification programs and the accreditation of third-party auditors during a Sept. 4 web seminar hosted by the United Fresh Produce Association, The Packer reported Sept. 5.
New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.
Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.
Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
Speculation on how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect domestic fish producers and importers is offered.
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.
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
Food fraud originated as a way to extend a food’s primary ingredients for added profit.
The Food Safety Modernization Act mentions that finished product testing will be part of the food safety system.
The Food Safety Modernization Act builds on existing law, instead of creating or replacing old laws, expaning inspectors’ powers to evaluate hazards countless products.
Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.