Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.
Technological advances in analytical chemistry make it possible to detect chemicals in food matrices at extremely low levels.
Food safety has been identified as a top priority by AOAC International.
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.
Historically, FDA exercised jurisdiction over the safety of antimicrobials used in or on food, except those used on raw agricultural commodities.
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.
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.
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?
The lawsuit that two consumer advocacy groups brought to compel deadlines for final publication of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been settled against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more about the implications of the agreement.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published two new guidance documents on ingredients in liquid dietary supplements and traditional beverages that could affect the way you do business.
Most often, allergies and intolerance are not life threatening, but avoidance of certain foods is the only way to prevent adverse response.
This article highlights important updates to the ISO 22000 standards.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the first step in a process that will likely ban the use of trans fats in most if not all processed foods. What are the food safety implications?
Environmental hazards can impact the safety of the food products processed in food plants. Following Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Environmental Protection Agency regulations are thus imperative for food.
Throughout its history, AFDO has been credited with establishing many similar cooperative ventures to advance food protection.
Quality management works on the organizational level to implement an overall quality policy.
Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.
New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
Without clear standards regulating labeling definitions, food and beverage companies are finding themselves under greater scrutiny over the validity of what is found on their products’ labels.
Making a difference with respect to foodborne illness outbreaks begins with increasing awareness and acceptance of contributing factors, and demands a commitment to following best practices in food handling and preparation.