The Food Safety Modernization Act will modernize current Good Manufacturing Practices regarding manufacturing, processing, packaging and holding of human foods.
The year 2015 was the first year that Food Safety Magazine embarked on a seemingly impossible feat—to track every single food product recall announced in the U.S. and Canada. Here's a look back at the year.
HARPC is similar to HACCP in that it points out a need for control when there is a significant hazard.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) was originally developed based on several key program types.
FSMA implementation will be the largest change in the food industry that has ever been implemented and enforced by FDA.
Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.
Cooperative Extension faces many challenges and opportunities as the system moves into its second century.
Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.
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.
GS1 Standards help the entire industry speak the same language to reduce confusion, errors and costs as well as improve the safety of our food supply.
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.