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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.

AOAC Shifts Food Initiative Focus to Food Safety
AOAC Shifts Food Initiative Focus to Food Safety

 Food safety has been identified as a top priority by AOAC International.

 

Targeting Executives of Food and Beverage Companies and Transporters
Targeting Executives of Food and Beverage Companies and Transporters

The federal government has recently trained its most potent weapon—criminal prosecution—on the food and beverage industry. Learn how to minimize the risk to your company.

The Regulation of Antimicrobials in Food Packaging
The Regulation of Antimicrobials in Food Packaging

Historically, FDA exercised jurisdiction over the safety of antimicrobials used in or on food, except those used on raw agricultural commodities.

FDA Pegs Food Industry With Primary Responsibility For Implementing And Monitoring FSMA Reforms
FDA Pegs Food Industry With Primary Responsibility For Implementing And Monitoring FSMA Reforms

By placing primary responsibility for food safety on the industry itself, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to dedicate its resources to providing technical expertise, setting and fostering compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and modifying protocols as needed.

Vermont’s New Genetic Engineering Labeling Law: Hold the Celebration
Vermont’s New Genetic Engineering Labeling Law: Hold the Celebration

Advocates of genetic engineering disclosure are enthusiastically but perhaps prematurely celebrating Vermont’s anticipated enactment of the nation’s first operative labeling disclosure requirement for foods that are themselves, or by ingredient, the product of a genome modified by human intervention. Find out why this legislation may never be implemented.

OSHA Issues New Rule for Food Safety Whistleblowers
OSHA Issues New Rule for Food Safety Whistleblowers

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) interim final rule governing the handling of whistleblower complaints under Section 402 of the Food Safety Modernization Act is discussed. What does it mean for you?

 

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