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New Food Safety Education Outreach for Health Professionals
New Food Safety Education Outreach for Health Professionals

A review of “Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illnesses: A Primer for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals” is presented.

The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling
The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling

There is good reason for the new laws regarding labeling of products containing allergens or made in plants or on lines where allergens are handled.

Fulfilling the Vision: New USDA Initiatives Keep Safety on Track
Fulfilling the Vision: New USDA Initiatives Keep Safety on Track

An exclusive interview with Elsa A. Murano, Ph.D., Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, presents new USDA initiatives for food safety.

Third-party Audits: What the Food Industry Really Needs
Third-party Audits: What the Food Industry Really Needs

There are many different audit formats being used within the food industry, but regardless of which one you choose, the best reason to have an audit is the genuine desire to improve.

Reducing Lead Exposure from Food
Reducing Lead Exposure from Food

In the 1990s, FDA undertook additional efforts to ban or restrict uses of lead in association with food.

Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods
Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods

EPA stated that the vast majority of dioxin exposure is found in food and there is a direct link between fatty foods and dioxin residues.

International Society of Beverage Technologists Carbon Dioxide Guidelines
International Society of Beverage Technologists Carbon Dioxide Guidelines

Guidelines intended to provide assistance to carbon dioxide suppliers and users in achieving compliance with applicable international regulatory standards.

FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce
FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce

The goal of the food safety initiative is to improve food safety and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness to the greatest extent feasible.

Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure
Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system is a universally recognized approach for preventing food safety failures.

Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions
Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions

Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.

Food Lab Accreditation Takes Off With FDA, USDA Support
Food Lab Accreditation Takes Off With FDA, USDA Support

For a lab to receive accreditation, it must be able to prove to an accrediting body that its tests are applicable, appropriate and functioning correctly.

The Reportable Food Registry: A Valuable New Tool for Preventing Foodborne Illness
The Reportable Food Registry: A Valuable New Tool for Preventing Foodborne Illness

The Reportable Food Registry has become an effective addition to the range of tools FDA has to prevent foodborne illness and protect public health.

Fine-Tuning Your Foreign Material Control Investment
Fine-Tuning Your Foreign Material Control Investment

Foreign material inclusion in finished product is one of the leading sources of consumer complaints across all sectors in the food industry.

How Your GMP Program Affects the Bottom Line
How Your GMP Program Affects the Bottom Line

As GMPs are essential to the effectiveness of the primary food safety programs in a food plant, it is essential to gain a solid understanding of how to implement GMP programs effectively.

The Role of Economic and Consumer Sciences in CFSAN
The Role of Economic and Consumer Sciences in CFSAN

Effective food safety and nutrition policies improve public health without imposing unnecessary costs on industry or the public.

BSE in the USA: The Madness Continues
BSE in the USA: The Madness Continues

The third article in a series taking a look at the threat of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the food industry.

CORE: FDA Foodborne Illness Response
CORE: FDA Foodborne Illness Response

FDA’s new Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network completes its successful first year.

NCIMS Voluntary HACCP Program Moo-ves Forward
NCIMS Voluntary HACCP Program Moo-ves Forward

An important advantage for both state regulatory agencies and dairy processing plants is that HACCP implementation fosters a cooperative team approach.

Industry Waits for Green Light on Harmonized Food Safety Standards
Industry Waits for Green Light on Harmonized Food Safety Standards

Growing global food trade has complicated processing strategies as food companies struggle to cost-effectively accommodate the food safety regulations of every destination country.

FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program
FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program

This article describes how to submit a Food Contact Substance notification to FDA and how the food contact notification review process works.

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