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Is My Sushi Safe? Why Government Regulation Is Coming to Sushi
Is My Sushi Safe? Why Government Regulation Is Coming to Sushi

Inconsistent government regulations confound food safety issues surrounding sushi. Fish quality and rice acidification affect the safety of the popular Japanese cuisine.

 

Ready, Set, Go—The Food Safety Regs Are Final!
Ready, Set, Go—The Food Safety Regs Are Final!

The final FSMA regulations on preventive controls for human food are published—what does it mean for your company?

FDA’s Multiple “Conditions of Use”
FDA’s Multiple  “Conditions of Use”

“Conditions of Use” describes the temperature and duration at which a material should be tested to simulate the manner in which the material is intended to be used.

Let’s Get Serious about Internal Audits
Let’s Get Serious about Internal Audits

The internal audit is an essential element for the proper functioning of any food safety management system.

How Supply Chain Visibility Boosts Consumer Confidence
How Supply Chain Visibility Boosts Consumer Confidence

Learn how to take advantage of opportunities to enhance your traceability processes and respond to consumer demands for more transparency about the food they eat and its source. 

Labeling of Allergens: Regulations and Best Practices that Protect the Consumer
Labeling of Allergens: Regulations and Best Practices that Protect the Consumer

All professionals responsible for any food manufacturing operation must ensure the label lists any allergen found in a product. Do you know the regulations that affect your brand?

Proposition 65’s “Naturally Occurring” Exemption
Proposition 65’s “Naturally Occurring” Exemption

Food and supplement manufacturers and retailers selling products in California are frequent targets of Proposition 65 actions.

 

The Cannabis Conundrum: Is Grass GRAS?
The Cannabis Conundrum: Is Grass GRAS?

Many of the operators that want to get into producing foods incorporating marijuana are not experienced food processors.

Dear Supplier, You Must Be Certified; Resistance Is Futile
Dear Supplier, You Must Be Certified; Resistance Is Futile

All audit schemes require an initial certification and ongoing recertification, which includes annual site audits at a minimum.

House Passes GMO Labeling Bill
House Passes GMO Labeling Bill

What would a voluntary non-GMO labeling system mean for your company? The status of such legislation is discussed.

Flying Under the Radar of FSMA: The Wild, Wild, West of Unregulated Farmers Markets
Flying Under the Radar of FSMA: The Wild, Wild, West of Unregulated Farmers Markets

Will restricting FSMA’s regulations from reaching very small food businesses negatively impact food safety?

FSM Scoop: Raw Milk
FSM Scoop: Raw Milk

An in-depth summary of both sides of the raw milk debate. Organic enthusiasts love it, but government officials worldwide continue to enforce restrictions in the interest of public health.

Labeling of Health and Nutrition Claims
Labeling of Health and Nutrition Claims

Are you providing meaningful, regulation-compliant information on your food product labels?

 

Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Food Safety
Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Food Safety

Rapidly emerging use of whole-genome sequencing will provide a major improvement in our ability to define pathogen sources throughout the food chain.

 

FDA Regulation of Adhesives in Food Packaging
FDA Regulation of Adhesives in Food Packaging

The requirements specified for adhesives place more of the burden of regulatory compliance on the manufacturers of food packaging that contains adhesives and manufacturers of the finished food product.

 

Five Ways to Prepare for Food Data Sharing
Five Ways to Prepare for Food Data Sharing

A major change to the way data are shared in the food industry is just 1 year away. What do you need to know?

Court Update: Vermont's GE Labeling Requirements
Court Update: Vermont's GE Labeling Requirements

Does you company have a plan for how to label genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont? See how this ruling will affect how you manage food labeling in the Green Mountain state

Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.
Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.

In reviewing the various options available for formal clearance of a new food contact substance through U.S. Food and Drug Administration, each of the available mechanisms depends on a measure of the dietary exposure of the food contact substance.

Food Safety and GMO Labeling: Two Federal Bids to Reduce Patchwork Rules
Food Safety and GMO Labeling: Two Federal Bids to Reduce Patchwork Rules

Will congressional bills addressing consolidation of food safety enforcement in a single federal agency and a national standard for labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) get enough bipartisan support to pass? You decide.

A Closer Look at Food Safety in Canada
A Closer Look at Food Safety in Canada

Canada’s food safety system is complex but effective because of ongoing progress in regulatory standards.

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