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FSMA Training: HACCP Isn’t Enough
FSMA Training: HACCP Isn’t Enough

Being ready for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) means creating the right food safety plan, not just relying on your current Hazard Analysis and Critical control Points (HACCP) plan.

Your Food Contamination Crisis Plan: Four Steps to (Relative) Peace of Mind
Your Food Contamination Crisis Plan: Four Steps to (Relative) Peace of Mind

Everyone in the food business must be prepared with an appropriate food contamination crisis plan. Is yours in place?

Criminal Prosecutions in the Food Industry: Adulteration and Prison Time
Criminal Prosecutions in the Food Industry: Adulteration and Prison Time

The devil is in the details: What you know may be just as important as what you don’t.

Whatever Happened to Sound Food Science?
Whatever Happened to Sound Food Science?

Op-Ed: Are consumers, social media and questionable regulations undermining food science? You be the judge.

Colorants in Food Packaging: FDA Safety Requirements
Colorants in Food Packaging: FDA Safety Requirements

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 defines both food additives and food contact substances.

Certifying Process Equipment: What’s Involved
Certifying Process Equipment: What’s Involved

There are many benefits for both the equipment fabricator and processor when they participate in the development and use of standards of hygienic design principles.

Guidance to FSMA Compliance
Guidance to FSMA Compliance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now provided guidance and endorsed training regarding compliance. The ball is now in the court of food facilities to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

The Post Foods Cases: When ‘Natural’ Means Stay
The Post Foods Cases: When ‘Natural’ Means Stay

Could your company’s food product marketing get you in legal hot water?

New Federal Initiatives Target Food Industry Facilities for Inspection and Enforcement
New Federal Initiatives Target Food Industry Facilities for Inspection and Enforcement

With new regulations for the use of ammonia for refrigeration or chlorine for food processing, there are steps your facility can employ to decrease your risk of noncompliance.

 

GMO Labels: Win, Lose or Draw?
GMO Labels:  Win, Lose or Draw?

Will labeling of a genetically modified organism (GMO) on a food package really provide useful information?

Records and Information Management: A Key Ingredient for Efficient Food Business Operations and Audit Preparedness
Records and Information Management: A Key Ingredient for Efficient Food Business Operations and Audit Preparedness

Document and information protocols often are one of the more difficult challenges food companies face when designing and implementing a food safety program.

 

Ultimate Food Safety: A Perspective
Ultimate Food Safety: A Perspective

Implementing tried-and-true food safety programs will reap tremendous outcomes for food safety along the supply chain.

 

Shippers Bear Primary Responsibility for Safe Transportation of Food
Shippers Bear Primary Responsibility for Safe Transportation of Food

Under the final Sanitary Transportation rule, primary responsibility for nearly all safety risks during transportation falls to the shipper. Do you know the extent of your responsibility?

International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms: U.S., Europe, China and Japan
International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms: U.S., Europe, China and Japan

Since the regulation of genetically modified organisms in food was first established in the early 1990s in major regions of the world, countries have gone through an evolution of their own rules over the years.

Packaging: The Final Ingredient
Packaging:  The Final Ingredient

It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity.

Leveraging Industry Collaboration for Improved Food Safety and Transparency
Leveraging Industry Collaboration for Improved Food Safety and Transparency

The call for supply chain transparency represents many opportunities for those seeking to evolve along with the consumer, and not only meet but even exceed their expectations. 

Protect Your Secret Sauce from Theft and Intentional Adulteration
Protect Your Secret Sauce from Theft and Intentional Adulteration

The new Food Safety Modernization Act rule on intentional adulteration encourages U.S. food companies to take measures that prevent food safety problems from occurring and harming consumers.  

 

One Food Safety Agency – Heresy?
One Food Safety Agency – Heresy?

Would a single, national food safety agency in the U.S. ever become reality? Do we even want it to?

From Ocean to Plate: Ensuring Traceable Supply Chain in the Seafood Industry
From Ocean to Plate: Ensuring Traceable Supply Chain in the Seafood Industry

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.

International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms in Food
International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms in Food

The regulation of genetically modified organisms in food has gone through an evolution of its own over the years.

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