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.
The regulation of genetically modified organisms in food has gone through an evolution of its own over the years.
The new China Food Safety Law is expected to improve the quality of food products and instill public confidence in the Chinese food industry.
Taking a closer look at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Are you affected by the latest regulations?
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.
Hazard Analysis and risk assessment are not the same; should they be kept separate?
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.
Are you providing meaningful, regulation-compliant information on your food product labels?
Canada’s food safety system is complex but effective because of ongoing progress in regulatory standards.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission develops international food safety and nutrition standards in addition to quality standards, guidelines and codes of practice.
Enforcement of laws relating to food labeling is also becoming stricter in China.
Changes to several ISO standards were initiated at the Fifth Plenary Meeting of ISO Subcommittee 17 in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.