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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.

Rejection of Key Arguments in Support of Delaying Vermont’s GE Labeling Requirements
Rejection of Key Arguments in Support of Delaying Vermont’s GE Labeling Requirements

Does you company have a plan for how to label genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont? See how this ruling will affect how you manage food labeling in the Green Mountain state.

 

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.

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.

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.

State of an Industry: Salmonella and Bovine Lymph Nodes
State of an Industry: <i>Salmonella</i> and Bovine Lymph Nodes

Controlling Salmonella in beef is more of a challenge than controlling E. coli O157:H7 because Salmonella is prevalent in the animals’ lymph nodes.

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.

Sanitation Audits: The Proof in the Pudding
Sanitation Audits: The Proof in the Pudding

This article introduces the Sanitation column to Food Safety Magazine as an important aspect of food safety.

Safe to the Last Drop: A First-Hand NCIMS HACCP Pilot Experience
Safe to the Last Drop: A First-Hand NCIMS HACCP Pilot Experience

The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments address how a HACCP system could be implemented, monitored and enforced in the dairy industry.

Troubleshooting Migration Issues in Packaging
Troubleshooting Migration Issues in Packaging

As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.

Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls
Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls

An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.

The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business
The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business

Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
 

How FDA’s “Threshold of Regulation” Program Works
How FDA’s “Threshold of Regulation” Program Works

The Threshold of Regulation program exempts substances that contact food from being listed as food additives if they migrate into foods at levels that result in no appreciable harm.

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.

Integrating the Nation’s Food Safety System: What You Need to Know—Past, Present and Future
Integrating  the Nation’s  Food Safety  System: What You Need to Know

An integrated food safety system should have a common vision, uniform standards, inspections and enforcement, uniform laboratory practices, adequate training, enhanced communications and federal oversight.

 

Polyethylene Terephthalate: The Safety of Bottled Water
Polyethylene Terephthalate: The Safety of Bottled Water

Most people consider bottled water to be a safe and healthy alternative to other packaged beverages.

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