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.
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.
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.
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.
GS1 Standards help the entire industry speak the same language to reduce confusion, errors and costs as well as improve the safety of our food supply.
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.
The use of recycled materials in food packaging applications is governed by the same principles that apply to all food packaging.
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.
Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.
ISO 22000 is a nonprescriptive standard that provides both opportunities and challenges to organizations that desire to implement the requirements.
To determine whether a food package can be legally marketed around the globe, one must consider many factors related to the packaging of the food item.