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The following list is a collection of all articles in the Regulatory category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Audits/Certification/GFSI, FDA, FSMA, Guidelines, HACCP, Inspection, International Standards/Harmonization, USDA

Challenges of Health Department Food Safety Inspections
Challenges of Health Department Food Safety Inspections

With variability in food safety standards, infrequency of inspections and limited governmental funding, there are many challenges to effective food safety inspections.

Court to FDA: Deadlines Set For Long Overdue FSMA Rules
Court to FDA: Deadlines Set For Long Overdue FSMA Rules

When will the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally issue rules that form the core of the heralded Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? A Federal Court seeks to change that dynamic, ordering the FDA to promulgate final rules by June 30, 2015.
 

Product Labeling: What’s Your Risk?
Product Labeling: What’s Your Risk?

Without clear standards regulating labeling definitions, food and beverage companies are finding themselves under greater scrutiny over the validity of what is found on their products’ labels.
 

FDA Report Offers Valuable Insights on FSMA-Driven Shift in the Food Safety Paradigm
FDA Report Offers Valuable Insights on FSMA-Driven Shift in the Food Safety Paradigm

The report to Congress on Building Capacity to Implement the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) serves as a valuable overview of how FDA intends to shift the food safety paradigm, from reacting to food safety problems after they occur to preventing contamination and foodborne illness before they happen.
 

Food Safety Focus on Packaging?
Food Safety Focus on Packaging?

As the Food Safety Modernization Act materializes, packaging operations come under a microscope. Read more about the increased focus on food packaging safety.

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.
 

Corporate Culture, Food Safety, and the Grand Jury
Corporate Culture, Food Safety, and the Grand Jury

Food producers operate in an environment of ever-increasing regulation and complexity, but as a senior manager, you just have to make sure that your company follows the rules and meets the new FSMA standards.  Do that and you will have nothing else to worry about.

The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable
The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable

Making a difference with respect to foodborne illness outbreaks begins with increasing awareness and acceptance of contributing factors, and demands a commitment to following best practices in food handling and preparation.
 

Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention without Physical Examination
Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention Without Physical Examination

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.

Court to FDA: FSMA Deadlines Required
Court to FDA: FSMA Deadlines Required

On April 22, 2013, the Federal Court declared that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)’s mandatory rulemaking schedule. Read more to see how this ruling affects FSMA moving ahead.

A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to the New FTC Green Labeling Guidelines
A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to the New FTC Green Labeling Guidelines

While the food safety community strives to bring packaging under Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points safety models, both packaging and food producers must now also consider the impact of the “Green Guides “recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
 

U.S. FDA’s Nutrition Facts Chart Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
U.S. FDA’s Nutrition Facts Chart Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the codification of the final rules that overhauled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) nutrition labeling requirements for food in the United States. Passage of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act gave FDA authority to require specific nutritional information be declared on most food sold in the United States.
 

FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know
FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know

FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
 

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.

Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft
Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period for a draft Qualitative Risk Assessment for certain food facilities that include farm packing operations for fresh fruits and vegetables.
 

Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization
Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization

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.
 

From Pitch Fork to Salad Fork
From Pitch Fork to Salad Fork

This article briefly summarizes the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules and highlights some potentially troublesome and burdensome provisions that members of the food industry may wish to address in comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with regard to the proposed rules.

Take Heed: Implementation of FSMA Picks up Steam
Take Heed: Implementation of FSMA Picks up Steam

With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) proposed rules out for comment, it is time for food manufacturers, processors and producers to review, analyze and assess how these rules will impact their businesses.

FDA’s Strategic Shift from Reaction to Prevention
FDA’s Strategic Shift from Reaction to Prevention

What does the Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls proposed rule mean for existing food safety programs? Read more for an glimpse into what could make it into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s final rule.
 

The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management
The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management

Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.

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