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Dietary Supplements: Adverse Event Reporting and Review
Dietary Supplements: Adverse Event Reporting and Review

Dietary supplements are considered foods, although there are regulations that are unique and specific to dietary supplements.

Improving Food Safety Through Public Standards for Food Ingredients
Improving Food Safety Through Public Standards for Food Ingredients

Mandatory testing to public standards is part of the solution for ingredient safety, but there are other risk-reduction strategies as well.

An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply
An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply

Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.

The Identification of New and Re-emerging Risks: A British Perspective
The Identification of New and  Re-emerging Risks: A British Perspective

Since its establishment in April 2000, the UK Food Standards Agency has managed more than 12,000 food safety incidents of varying scale and complexity.
 

The Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense
The Expanding Umbrella  of Food Defense

Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
 

Recent FDA Juice HACCP Regulations
Recent FDA Juice HACCP Regulations

The evolution of the FDA Juice HACCP regulations is discussed and their impact on industry is described.

Good Consumer Practices Are Necessary to Further Improve Global Food Safety
Good Consumer Practices Are Necessary to Further Improve Global Food Safety

The food industry and regulatory agencies have both been reluctant to suggest that consumers bear some responsibility for the safe handling of foods.

The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business
The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business

Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
 

Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls
Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls

An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.

NEHA Credential Creates a Professional Pathway for Food Safety Auditors
NEHA Credential Creates a Professional Pathway for Food Safety Auditors

Addressing the challenges that the food industry faces regarding the training of auditors is an urgent matter.

Building a National Competency-Based Learning System for Food Officials
Building a National  Competency-Based  Learning System  for Food Officials

The competency framework process can be advantageous to task analysis for new jobs…or jobs that require mostly cognitive functions to complete.

The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update
The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update

The presence of allergens in food is a serious public health safety concern that prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake manufacturing and labeling initiatives.

Trans Fats: Current Scientific Update
Trans Fats: Current Scientific Update

Human data on the potential health effects from consuming small amounts of trans fats are scant and do not support the assumption of no threshold.

FDA’s Food Program: Priorities and Progress
FDA’s Food Program: Priorities and Progress

FDA has successfully built a strong foundation for a state-of-the-art, science-based food safety system that will drive future progress for years to come.

Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches
Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches

This article is focused on a method that Land O'Frost has been using to manage processing plant environments to eliminate the root cause of product contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety
Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety

Whenever foodborne outbreaks hit the news, the question always arises: Why don’t consumers take more care with handling and cooking their food?

Acrylamide: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire (of Analytical Chaos)
Acrylamide: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire (of Analytical Chaos)

Food testing shows the presence of acrylamide in various concentrations in most prepared foods, mainly those containing proteins, carbohydrates and fat, which are exposed to heat.

CFSAN’s Risk Management Framework: Best Practices for Resolving Complex Food Safety Risks
CFSAN’s Risk Management Framework: Best Practices for Resolving Complex Food Safety Risks

The decisions of risk managers are judgments reached by weighing facts and factoring in historical precedents.

 

The 2005 Food Code: A Regulator’s Reading and Perspective
The 2005 Food Code: A Regulator’s Reading and Perspective

The 2005 FDA Food Code was known to be a model of food safety for retail operations.

A Closer Look at Egg Safety
A Closer Look at Egg Safety

Egg producers are primarily responsible for ensuring a safe egg supply in the marketplace, but consumers take the wheel once eggs leave the store.

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