FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.
Microbial growth niches occur when moisture, nutrition, time and growth-conducive temperatures occur in a non-sterile environment.
How does one distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate or unsupported claims of foodborne illness?
The food industry has implemented a number of approaches to food safety inspection through the years, including finished product testing, and GMP and HACCP verification audits.
Assessment of some of the more commonly used inspection tools used in the industry today.
Food processors interested in successfully implementing an HACCP plan need to develop and implement a series of prerequisite programs prior to establishing HACCP.
The third article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.
The first article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.
As food safety programs nationwide continue to change to adapt to the ever-moving world of protecting our food supply, the process must continue to improve.
The second article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.
Because inspections are broad in scope and use established standards, they have to be objective.
FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.
The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.
Dietary supplements are considered foods, although there are regulations that are unique and specific to dietary supplements.
Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.