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.
FDA attempts to secure the border for food importers around the world: A look at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.
The use of recycled materials in food packaging applications is governed by the same principles that apply to all food packaging.
Summary: Canada’s historic meat recall provides lessons on the importance of a food safety culture for all those along the food supply chain.
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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations and may automatically place a company on an Import Alert involving Detention without Physical Examination. Read more for how to navigate this process.
Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.
Globalization of the food supply brings incredible growth opportunities, but the accompanying challenges cannot be ignored. Traceability throughout a complex supply chain has resulted in much greater risk exposure and potential liability for food manufacturers.
ISO 22000 is a nonprescriptive standard that provides both opportunities and challenges to organizations that desire to implement the requirements.
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.
An update of ISO 22000 and how it integrates into existing food safety management schemes are presented.
It is critical for suppliers and manufacturers to reshape, reinvent and reimagine their approach to ensuring the safety of food ingredients.
Although date labeling of food has a long history, it has become more visible in the past few years as attention to and concern about food loss and waste have heightened.
A key area of focus for the food industry today is functional beverages—the fastest-growing sector of the functional food market.
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.
Food safety policy of the European Commission is aimed at ensuring high levels of consumer interest and health protection.
An essential supplement to quality and safety systems that anchors them in reality is periodic testing to verify the authenticity of food ingredients.
Part II of a series exploring the cultural and technical food production issues faced by developing countries.