Food Safety Magazine

International Standards/Harmonization

Attaining Clearances for Food-Packaging Materials
Attaining Clearances for Food-Packaging Materials

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.

“Tradition, Quality and European Taste” Campaign on European Meat Safety
“Tradition, Quality and European Taste” Campaign on European Meat Safety

Food safety policy of the European Commission is aimed at ensuring high levels of consumer interest and health protection.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety
Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety

If the food safety standards and audit checklists are harmonized across the different audit groups, that should make it easier for customers to compare, and accept, audit results.
 

Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards
Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards

The issue of food ingredients and their quality is an often overlooked yet critical component of food safety.

Harmonization of Global Regulations in Ready-to-Eat Foods
Harmonization of Global Regulations in <br>Ready-to-Eat Foods

The measurement of L. monocytogenes plays a significant role in the perceived control of this specific microorganism in ready-to-eat foods.

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.

The Harmonization of Food Safety Regulations
The Harmonization of Food Safety Regulations

One of the greatest difficulties in advancing public support for science-based regulation is the public’s lack of understanding of toxicity.

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