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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.

Codex Alimentarius Commission: Ensuring Food Safety and Nutrition Security for Over 50 Years
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Ensuring Food Safety and Nutrition Security for Over 50 Years

The Codex Alimentarius Commission develops international food safety and nutrition standards in addition to quality standards, guidelines and codes of practice.

Verifying Nutrition and Safety Benefits may Increase Consumer Acceptance of GM and Nanotech Foods
Verifying Nutrition and Safety Benefits may Increase Consumer Acceptance of GM and Nanotech Foods

Research shows that a growing number of consumers are open to accepting genetic modification (GM) of foods if the technology used during production results in certain benefits.

The Importance of Food Traceability
The Importance of Food Traceability

Why is traceability suddenly so important? It depends on who you talk to—public health, business, supply chain, consumers—all are key stakeholders in food traceability.

FSM Scoop: GMOs
FSM Scoop: GMOs

An in-depth overview dissecting both sides of the GMO debate and food labeling.

Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up
Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up

Some of the evolving key provisions in the Produce Safety Rule are discussed, along with the ongoing public discussion between FDA and members of the food industry.

Food Labeling for Companies Manufacturing or Distributing Food in China
Food Labeling for Companies Manufacturing or Distributing Food in China

Enforcement of laws relating to food labeling is also becoming stricter in China.

Health and Safety Arguments over GMO Labeling
Health and Safety Arguments over GMO Labeling

Will foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) be required? Are there still questions about GMO safety? The status of the ongoing debate is thoroughly examined.

World-Class Food Safety in Foodservice
World-Class Food Safety in Foodservice

What exactly makes a foodservice company best-in-class or world-class in food safety?

 

ISO 22000: The Times…They Are A-Changing*
ISO 22000: The Times…They Are A-Changing*

Changes to several ISO standards were initiated at the Fifth Plenary Meeting of ISO Subcommittee 17 in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2014.

 

New Food Labeling Regulations for the Catering Industry
New Food Labeling Regulations for the Catering Industry

December 13, 2014 marks when new regulations on food labeling, designed to standardize nutrition information on processed or composite foods across the EU, will be imposed. Are you ready?

Effects of New Inspection Rules on Poultry and Other Meat
Effects of New Inspection Rules on Poultry and Other Meat

On October 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service implemented its new Modernization of Poultry New Slaughter Inspection Regulation. What does this meat and poultry for meat processors?

 

FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods
FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods

What precisely should be reported in order to make the Reportable Food Registry effective in protecting consumers? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants your input. To that end, it has extended until August 18, 2014, the period for submitting comments on the proposed rulemaking.

A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring
A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring

Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.

Regulating the Low-Level Presence of Chemicals in Foods — The Way Forward
Regulating the Low-Level Presence of Chemicals in Foods — The Way Forward

Technological advances in analytical chemistry make it possible to detect chemicals in food matrices at extremely low levels.

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