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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.

Leveraging Industry Collaboration for Improved Food Safety and Transparency
Leveraging Industry Collaboration for Improved Food Safety and Transparency

The call for supply chain transparency represents many opportunities for those seeking to evolve along with the consumer, and not only meet but even exceed their expectations. 

From Ocean to Plate: Ensuring Traceable Supply Chain in the Seafood Industry
From Ocean to Plate: Ensuring Traceable Supply Chain in the Seafood Industry

The need for traceability in the seafood sector is now widely recognized. Major seafood import markets have introduced traceability components to their import regulations in recent years.

International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms in Food
International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms in Food

The regulation of genetically modified organisms in food has gone through an evolution of its own over the years.

It’s Only Natural: Recent Developments Regarding the Term “Natural” in Food Labeling
It’s Only Natural: Recent Developments Regarding the Term “Natural” in Food Labeling

What the term “natural” means on your food product label: What is your liability?

China: An Overview of the New Food Safety Law
China: An Overview of the New Food Safety Law

The new China Food Safety Law is expected to improve the quality of food products and instill public confidence in the Chinese food industry.

The Increasing Scrutiny of Food Packaging
The Increasing Scrutiny of Food Packaging

While FDA continues to use this standard for assessing the safety of food packaging materials, changes are taking place.

The Latest FSMA Deadline: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food
The Latest FSMA Deadline: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

Rules for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food still represent a significant and comprehensive change to how food will reach consumers.

 

What Misbranding Means for Restaurants and Retail Food Stores
What Misbranding Means  for Restaurants and Retail Food Stores

The Menu Labeling Rule specifies that the nutritional information be displayed next to the name or price.

Increased Criminal Prosecutions: An Additional Cost of Doing Business
Increased Criminal Prosecutions: An Additional Cost of Doing Business

Food companies must be wary of a new focus by the U.S. Department of Justice on food-related cases as increases in the risks and costs of producing food are on the horizon.

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