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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

ISO 22000: And the Beat Goes On
ISO 22000: And the Beat Goes On

ISO 22000 is a nonprescriptive standard that provides both opportunities and challenges to organizations that desire to implement the requirements.

Food Safety Management: Hazard- or Risk-Based?
Food Safety Management: Hazard- or Risk-Based?

The main goal of food safety must be to target our food safety efforts toward the prevention of actual harm.

What Do the Proposed FSMA Rules Mean to the Food Industry?
What Do the Proposed FSMA Rules Mean to the Food Industry?

An overview of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s two proposed rules—Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food and Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption—are discussed.

How Will President Obama’s Reelection Affect the Implementation of FSMA?
How Will President Obama’s Reelection Affect the Implementation of FSMA?

Even with two proposed rules out for public comment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is behind schedule in implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). What can we expect since President Obama’s reelection in terms of food safety?

Food Contamination Claims: What You Need to Know
Food Contamination Claims: What You Need to Know

Recent lawsuits involving disputes over food contamination losses demonstrate that executives at food companies should do more to protect themselves against such risks. Find out what you need to know to protect your brand.

Performing a Quality Audit on Your Supplier’s Pest Management Program
Performing a Quality Audit on Your Supplier’s Pest Management Program

To prevent your food processing facility from shortfalls in outsourced pest management, it is essential to perform quality audits of the services provided.

Have You Properly Registered Your Food Facility for FSMA?

It is imperative that your company determine immediately whether it falls within the registration requirement. The current registration period remains open only until December 31, 2012.

The Future of Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods

California's Proposition 37 is up for vote this November, and stakeholders throughout America are holding their breaths. Proposition 37 requires raw and processed foods sold in California to disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients on their labeling-a requirement that the Federal Government does not currently impose.

FSMA Legislative Update: September 2012

In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted its second Annual Report as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

FSMA Legislative Update: August 2012

On July 31, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the per hour FDA inspector charges it will levy against food companies in the upcoming fiscal year under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Find out what every food company needs to know.

Legislative Update: Final Rule on Collection of Facility Profiles

One such piece of legislation that has slipped under the radar provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the far-reaching ability to collect information about your company and its operations. Comments are sought from industry on the data collection effort. Read more to find out how to voice any concerns you may have before the comment period expires.

Legislative Update: 2012 Farm Bill

Every 5 years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation commonly known as the “Farm Bill” that sets national agricultural, nutritional, conservation and forestry policy. Read more for an update on this year’s bill.

Food Safety Modernization Act Legislative Update

As the most significant food safety legislation of the last 100 years, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is designed to improve the U.S. food safety system by providing FDA with additional resources to prevent contaminated food from entering the food supply chain. This article brings you a current update regarding FSMA.

USDA Proposal to Availability of Labels for Meat and Poultry Products

This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.

HACCP: A View to the Bottom Line
HACCP: A View to the Bottom Line

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has emerged as the leading program for ensuring food safety.

Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA
Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA

Specific FDA regulations in the bottled water area cover Good Manufacturing Practices for bottled water production and a standard of identity and quality for bottled water.

The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry
The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry

This is the time for the spice industry to ensure that they have nothing less than a world-class food safety system.

What’s in This Stuff? An Update on FDA’s Policies and Enforcement Actions Concerning Novel Ingredients in Food and Dietary Supplements
What’s in This Stuff?  An Update on FDA’s Policies and Enforcement Actions Concerning Novel Ingredients in Food and Dietary Supplements

The details of these guidance documents and some recent FDA enforcement actions in the ingredient space are discussed.

Sanitary Transportation of Food: Contracts and the New Rules
Sanitary Transportation of Food:  Contracts and the New Rules

The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule applies to shippers, loaders, receivers and carriers involved in transportation operations for the transportation of human and animal food.

Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?
Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?

Outbreaks of foodborne diseases from fresh and fresh-cut produce continue to occur in the United States. The variables related to the degree of microbial pathogen contamination of produce are very high.

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