Addressing the challenges that the food industry faces regarding the training of auditors is an urgent matter.
Food fraud is illegal deception for economic gain using food.
An integrated food safety system should have a common vision, uniform standards, inspections and enforcement, uniform laboratory practices, adequate training, enhanced communications and federal oversight.
The publication of the Food Safety Modernization Act and its implementation have identified the third-party food safety auditor as key to the success of a global food safety system.
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.
Food safety stakeholders should now be able to recognize that the vision of an integrated food safety system is currently being implemented and is beginning to illustrate great promise.
Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.
Snack foods are all low in moisture. They have low water activity and do not support the growth of food pathogens or even spoilage organisms.
Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
To ensure that the food system continues to be effective and meet the HACCP principles and Preventive Control rule for HARPC, it needs to be continually reviewed.
Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.
The role of audits within the FSMA regulations has generated many questions and sparked confusion within the food industry.
Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.
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.
Speculation on how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect domestic fish producers and importers is offered.
Meat and poultry companies used to be able to claim that their differences from other food sectors limited their ability to adopt technology or participate in industry 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
It is critical for suppliers and manufacturers to reshape, reinvent and reimagine their approach to ensuring the safety of food ingredients.
Food fraud originated as a way to extend a food’s primary ingredients for added profit.