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International Standards/Harmonization

International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms: U.S., Europe, China and Japan
International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms: U.S., Europe, China and Japan

Since the regulation of genetically modified organisms in food was first established in the early 1990s in major regions of the world, countries have gone through an evolution of their own rules over the years.

From Ocean to Plate: Ensuring Traceable Supply Chain in the Seafood Industry
From Ocean to Plate: Ensuring Traceable Supply Chain in the Seafood Industry

The need for traceability in the seafood sector is now widely recognized. Major seafood import markets have introduced traceability components to their import regulations in recent years.

International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms in Food
International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms in Food

The regulation of genetically modified organisms in food has gone through an evolution of its own over the years.

China: An Overview of the New Food Safety Law
China: An Overview of the New Food Safety Law

The new China Food Safety Law is expected to improve the quality of food products and instill public confidence in the Chinese food industry.

Insuring the Safety of Foreign Foods
Insuring the Safety of Foreign Foods

Taking a closer look at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Are you affected by the latest regulations?

A Look Back at 2015 Food Recalls
A Look Back at 2015 Food Recalls

The year 2015 was the first year that Food Safety Magazine embarked on a seemingly impossible feat—to track every single food product recall announced in the U.S. and Canada. Here's a look back at the year.

Understanding the Differences between Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
Understanding the Differences between Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment

Hazard Analysis and risk assessment are not the same; should they be kept separate?

Outbreak Responders Work to Stop Viral and Parasitic Foodborne Outbreaks
Outbreak Responders Work to Stop Viral and Parasitic Foodborne Outbreaks

When a foodborne outbreak occurs within the United States and the suspect product is one of foreign origin, government agencies and food producers must work together efficiently to identify the cause of the outbreak.

Labeling of Health and Nutrition Claims
Labeling of Health and Nutrition Claims

Are you providing meaningful, regulation-compliant information on your food product labels?

 

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.

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.

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.

 

Regulation of Food Packaging in Canada
Regulation of Food Packaging in Canada

Food packaging materials are excluded from the definition of food additives, they are not subject to premarket clearance, except for packaging for infant formula and novel food.

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.

Development of BRC-Compliant Cleaning and Disinfection Methods
Development of BRC-Compliant Cleaning and Disinfection Methods

All aspects of cleaning and disinfection methods should be incorporated into the internal audit program of the food processor to ensure it is meeting the standards desired.

 

View from the Specialty Tea Industry: Extending the Food Safety Net
View from the Specialty Tea Industry: Extending the Food Safety Net

Importers will become the front line for food safety if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates verification of compliance with U.S. food safety laws by foreign suppliers.

The Package Label: Food Allergens
The Package Label: Food Allergens

Most often, allergies and intolerance are not life threatening, but avoidance of certain foods is the only way to prevent adverse response.

Progress on the ISO 22000 Front
Progress on the  ISO 22000 Front

This article highlights important updates to the ISO 22000 standards.
 

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