Food Safety Magazine

International Standards/Harmonization

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.
 

An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging
An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging

The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.

HACCP Credential Closes the Verification Loop
HACCP Credential Closes the  Verification Loop

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is an essential tool in the food safety arsenal and is used globally to ensure safe food worldwide.

U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials
U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials

The use of recycled materials in food packaging applications is governed by the same principles that apply to all food packaging.

Understanding the “Other” Clauses of ISO 22000
Understanding the “Other” Clauses of ISO 22000

The bottom line is that the internal audit program like ISO 22000 is a systems approach to verifying that procedures are being followed as documented.
 

Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging
Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging

Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.

ISO 22000: And the Beat Goes On
ISO 22000: And the Beat Goes On

ISO 22000 is a nonprescriptive standard that provides both opportunities and challenges to organizations that desire to implement the requirements.

Concerns Related to International Risk Analysis
Concerns Related to International Risk Analysis

A key discipline for further reducing foodborne illness and strengthening food safety systems is risk analysis.

A State Perspective on National Uniformity, Federal Oversight and the Impact of International Trade on State Programs and Food Safety
A State Perspective on National Uniformity, Federal Oversight and the Impact of International Trade on State Programs and Food Safety

The history of food safety in the U.S. is based on the development of a virtual mishmash of laws and regulations enacted by state legislatures.

GFSI’s Role in Harmonizing Food Safety Standards
GFSI’s Role in Harmonizing Food Safety Standards

Whenever the Global Food Safety Initiative standards are presented at various international forums, there is a discussion on which standard is best.

Constraints to HACCP Implementation in Developing Countries, Part III
Constraints to HACCP Implementation in Developing Countries, Part III

Part III of a series exploring the cultural and technical food production issues faced by developing countries.

Industry Waits for Green Light on Harmonized Food Safety Standards
Industry Waits for Green Light on Harmonized Food Safety Standards

Growing global food trade has complicated processing strategies as food companies struggle to cost-effectively accommodate the food safety regulations of every destination country.

Food Safety Modernization Act: A View from Elsewhere
Food Safety Modernization Act: <br> A View from Elsewhere

This article offers a view of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) from countries exporting into the U.S. and what is required to move forward.
 

The Identification of New and Re-emerging Risks: A British Perspective
The Identification of New and  Re-emerging Risks: A British Perspective

Since its establishment in April 2000, the UK Food Standards Agency has managed more than 12,000 food safety incidents of varying scale and complexity.
 

Getting Really Rapid Test Results: Advances in Pathogen and Toxin Detection for the Food Industry
Getting Really Rapid Test Results: Advances in Pathogen and Toxin Detection for the Food Industry

The food processing industry has recently witnessed the introduction of new or improved rapid methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens and toxins.

Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety
Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety

An essential supplement to quality and safety systems that anchors them in reality is periodic testing to verify the authenticity of food ingredients.
 

A Global Standard Puzzle Solved? How the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System Integrates HACCP and More
A Global Standard Puzzle Solved? How the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System Integrates HACCP and More

An update of ISO 22000 and how it integrates into existing food safety management schemes are presented.

HACCP Canada-Style: New Rules Advance Best Practices
HACCP Canada-Style: New Rules Advance Best Practices

HACCP truly crosses borders because it is based on universally accepted scientific precepts.

Beverages at the Forefront of Innovation in Booming Functional Food Market
Beverages at the Forefront of Innovation in Booming Functional Food Market

A key area of focus for the food industry today is functional beverages—the fastest-growing sector of the functional food market.

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