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The Final GRAS Regulation: Putting the Voluntary Notification Procedure in Place
The Final GRAS Regulation: Putting the Voluntary  Notification Procedure in Place

The final GRAS (generally recognized as safe) rule specifies the process for submitting a GRAS notice and the information that should be included.

Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts
Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts

The Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts is a group of experienced scientists from several land-grant institutions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and industry that promotes scientifically sound approaches for food process validation.

Food for Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law
Food for Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law

For several years, legislative bodies throughout the country have struggled with the issue of whether to label food products as containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or bioengineered food.

Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine: Recommendations to the Food Industry and Regulatory Agencies on the Management of Food Allergens
Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine:   Recommendations to the Food Industry and Regulatory Agencies on the Management of Food Allergens

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has issued a report with recommendations for improving the situation for individuals with food allergies.

Cane Juice Litigation Shows No Signs of Evaporating
Cane Juice Litigation Shows No Signs of Evaporating

New guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration leads to increased litigation about “evaporated cane juice.”

Will Food Science Prevail?
Will Food Science Prevail?

The operative question is: Just who represents science? This article represents an opposing view to our eDigest article, published on December 6, 2016, by Andrew G. Ebert, Ph.D. FIFT, CFS

How Leaders in the Cannabis Industry Are Implementing High Standards for Food Safety in an Unregulated Environment
How Leaders in the Cannabis Industry Are  Implementing High Standards  for Food Safety in an Unregulated Environment

If companies are left to fend for themselves, then what exactly are industry leaders doing to become federally compliant and meet food safety guidelines?

Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines
Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines

Allergens could be introduced into a food product many ways, most involving accidental cross-contact of some kind.

Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health
Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health

The use of antibiotics in both human healthcare and the production of livestock leads to the emergence of resistant pathogens, a growing and serious public health threat.

Will (or Can) Food Science Prevail in Today’s World?
Will (or Can) Food Science Prevail in Today’s World?

If you believe that those mistrustful of science or hesitant to accept scientific validity are of a certain uneducated class, or driven by religion or other belief systems, you are likely wrong. What can be done?

FSMA Training: HACCP Isn’t Enough
FSMA Training: HACCP Isn’t Enough

Being ready for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) means creating the right food safety plan, not just relying on your current Hazard Analysis and Critical control Points (HACCP) plan.

Your Food Contamination Crisis Plan: Four Steps to (Relative) Peace of Mind
Your Food Contamination Crisis Plan: Four Steps to (Relative) Peace of Mind

Everyone in the food business must be prepared with an appropriate food contamination crisis plan. Is yours in place?

Criminal Prosecutions in the Food Industry: Adulteration and Prison Time
Criminal Prosecutions in the Food Industry: Adulteration and Prison Time

The devil is in the details: What you know may be just as important as what you don’t.

Whatever Happened to Sound Food Science?
Whatever Happened to Sound Food Science?

Op-Ed: Are consumers, social media and questionable regulations undermining food science? You be the judge.

Colorants in Food Packaging: FDA Safety Requirements
Colorants in Food Packaging: FDA Safety Requirements

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 defines both food additives and food contact substances.

Certifying Process Equipment: What’s Involved
Certifying Process Equipment: What’s Involved

There are many benefits for both the equipment fabricator and processor when they participate in the development and use of standards of hygienic design principles.

Guidance to FSMA Compliance
Guidance to FSMA Compliance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now provided guidance and endorsed training regarding compliance. The ball is now in the court of food facilities to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

GMO Labels: Win, Lose or Draw?
GMO Labels:  Win, Lose or Draw?

Will labeling of a genetically modified organism (GMO) on a food package really provide useful information?

International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms: U.S., Europe, China and Japan
International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms: U.S., Europe, China and Japan

Since the regulation of genetically modified organisms in food was first established in the early 1990s in major regions of the world, countries have gone through an evolution of their own rules over the years.

Packaging: The Final Ingredient
Packaging:  The Final Ingredient

It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity.

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