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FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know
FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know

FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
 

Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging
Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging

Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.

The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management
The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management

Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.

Safe Food at Retail Establishments
Safe Food at Retail Establishments

Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.

Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight
Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight

The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
 

What FSMA Really Tells Us about the Focus of Food Safety
What FSMA Really Tells Us  about the Focus of Food Safety

FSMA gives FDA broad new powers, including the authority to mandate that companies recall products as well as the ability to review internal records at farms and food production plants

Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue
Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue

Although date labeling of food has a long history, it has become more visible in the past few years as attention to and concern about food loss and waste have heightened.

The Listeria Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?
The <i>Listeria</i> Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?

The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Emerges as a Model Program for Food Safety
California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Emerges as a Model Program  for Food Safety

With the implementation of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement, huge strides have been made in the area of food safety.

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.

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.

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.
 

Current Controversies in the Application of HACCP Systems, Part 2
Current Controversies in the Application of HACCP Systems, Part 2

Part two of a series covering the application limitations of HACCP and what can be done by the food industry to address these limitations and the controversies surrounding them.

FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety
FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety

FDA’s Total Diet Study is an important component of the federal government’s food safety and nutrition monitoring programs, with a focus on pesticide residues, industrial chemicals, elements and radionuclides.
 

Dealing with Pesticide Residues on Foods
Dealing with Pesticide Residues on Foods

A question-and-answer forum presents the current and emerging challenges to the food industry in terms of pesticide residue regulation, testing and practical advice that will aid in the monitoring of pesticide residues on foodstuffs.

FDA’s Produce Safety Activities
FDA’s Produce Safety Activities

The safety of imported and domestic fruits and vegetables is a priority for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This article will discuss recent activities the agency has initiated to assure that consumers receive safe produce.

Dairy Industrywide Food Safety Collaboration Aims to Protect the Public
Dairy Industrywide Food Safety Collaboration Aims to Protect the Public

The dairy industry in particular has a long history of cooperation and setting standards.

Food Defense in Food Litigation: A Vulnerability Assessment
Food Defense in Food Litigation:  A Vulnerability Assessment

Outbreaks of foodborne illness illustrate how easily contaminated foods can have a broad health impact before public health authorities can identify and quarantine the source.

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