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Undeclared Allergens and Automation: The Crossroad of Food Safety and the Reduction of Recalls
Undeclared Allergens and Automation: The Crossroad of Food Safety and the Reduction of Recalls

Packaging automation can reduce the risk of undeclared allergen recalls for your company. Find out how.

How Leaders in the Cannabis Industry Are Implementing High Standards for Food Safety in an Unregulated Environment
How Leaders in the Cannabis Industry Are  Implementing High Standards  for Food Safety in an Unregulated Environment

If companies are left to fend for themselves, then what exactly are industry leaders doing to become federally compliant and meet food safety guidelines?

Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines
Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines

Allergens could be introduced into a food product many ways, most involving accidental cross-contact of some kind.

Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health
Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health

The use of antibiotics in both human healthcare and the production of livestock leads to the emergence of resistant pathogens, a growing and serious public health threat.

Traceability and Food Safety in Produce
Traceability and Food Safety in Produce

Whole supply chain traceability is a combination of both internal (proprietary information and processes) and external transparency (shared information and processes among partners). Are your processes FSMA compliant?

Will (or Can) Food Science Prevail in Today’s World?
Will (or Can) Food Science Prevail in Today’s World?

If you believe that those mistrustful of science or hesitant to accept scientific validity are of a certain uneducated class, or driven by religion or other belief systems, you are likely wrong. What can be done?

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.

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