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A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring
A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring

Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.

Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety
Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety

Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.

An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging
An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging

The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.

Getting Really Rapid Test Results: Advances in Pathogen and Toxin Detection for the Food Industry
Getting Really Rapid Test Results: Advances in Pathogen and Toxin Detection for the Food Industry

The food processing industry has recently witnessed the introduction of new or improved rapid methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens and toxins.

FDA’s Food Program: Priorities and Progress
FDA’s Food Program: Priorities and Progress

FDA has successfully built a strong foundation for a state-of-the-art, science-based food safety system that will drive future progress for years to come.

The Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium: Improving Coordination Among Federal Agencies
The Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium: Improving Coordination Among Federal Agencies

Given the importance of risk assessment to public health decisions, food safety agencies have established mechanisms to engage the entire food industry on such issues.

Does Animal Welfare Affect Food Safety?
Does Animal Welfare Affect Food Safety?

Regardless of the method of raising meat animals, dairy livestock or poultry, the greatest contributor to humane handling is management practices.

Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety
Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety

Whenever foodborne outbreaks hit the news, the question always arises: Why don’t consumers take more care with handling and cooking their food?

The Dirty Dozen: Ways to Reduce the 12 Biggest Foreign Materials Problems
The Dirty Dozen: Ways to Reduce the 12 Biggest Foreign Materials Problems

Foreign materials in foods are a real concern to the food processor, particularly as an important factor in the effective implementation of the company's food safety program.

Meat Microbiology Trends: The Future is Now
Meat Microbiology Trends: The Future is Now

An interview with Dr. William Brown, ABC Research Corp., looks at the latest innovations in food microbiology trends.

The Food Safety Challenge of the Global Food Supply Chain
The Food Safety Challenge of the Global Food Supply Chain

It is no secret that there has been significant media exposure, public health impact and decrease in consumer confidence in recent years due to some significant food safety incidents.

Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork
Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork

Swift & Co., one of the nation’s largest pork processors, places great emphasis on its responsibility to provide safe and wholesome products to its customers.

A Closer Look at Egg Safety
A Closer Look at Egg Safety

Egg producers are primarily responsible for ensuring a safe egg supply in the marketplace, but consumers take the wheel once eggs leave the store.

Current Issues in Raw and RTE Products
Current Issues in Raw and RTE Products

Listeria monocytogenes is clearly the foodborne illness-causing pathogen at the top of the RTE meat and poultry product manufacturer’s list of concerns.

Challenges, Progress and Solutions in Produce Safety
Challenges, Progress and Solutions in Produce Safety

Produce producers have witnessed a troubling and corresponding rise in microbial foodborne illness incidents associated with raw and minimally processed fruits and vegetables

Beating Listeria: Specialty Brands’ Aggressive Approach
Beating <i>Listeria</i>:  Specialty Brands’ Aggressive Approach

A discussion is presented in Specialty Brands’ approach to combating Listeria in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products.

E. coli O157:H7 Intervention for Use at Retail Level
<i>E. coli</i> O157:H7 Intervention for Use at Retail Level

As E. coli O157:H7 emerged as a significant foodborne illness-causing pathogen, efforts were made to measure the incidence of this microorganism in raw ground beef and trimmings.

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.

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.

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.

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