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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.

Recent Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Illustrates USDA Food Safety Regime
Recent Foster Farms <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Illustrates USDA Food Safety Regime

Although Foster Farms avoided the harshest of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s enforcement measures by making immediate changes to its manufacturing practices, it did not recall its products. Find out why.

 

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.

Creating the Rapid Response Road Map: Collaboration Points the Way Forward
Creating the Rapid Response Road Map: Collaboration Points the Way Forward

In recent years, federal, state and local agencies have shifted their thinking toward the concept of building an integrated food safety system.

Ingredient Chain of Custody: Impact on Food Safety
Ingredient Chain of Custody:  Impact on Food Safety

When it comes to food, there is limited regulation, control or intervention unless there is a problem or failure in the supply chain.

Food Virology Collaborative: NoroCORE Tackles Foodborne Viruses
Food Virology Collaborative:  NoroCORE Tackles Foodborne Viruses

The long-term goal of NoroCORE is to reduce the burden of foodborne disease associated with viruses, particularly noroviruses.

An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply
An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply

Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.

Recent Ozone Applications in Food Processing and Sanitation
Recent Ozone Applications in Food Processing and Sanitation

Ozone may be viewed as advantageous over other chemical sanitizers used in the food industry for sanitation purposes.

Inside Meat & Poultry: Getting Science on Track
Inside Meat & Poultry: Getting Science on Track

A roundtable with Randall D. Huffman, Ph.D., Alice L. Johnson, DVM, William Brown, Ph.D., and Scott M. Russell, Ph.D.

Radlo Foods Hatches a High-Tech Egg Safety Plan
Radlo Foods Hatches a High-Tech Egg Safety Plan

Radlo Foods describes their innovative approach to egg safety.

Raw Poultry: How Safe Is Safe Enough?
Raw Poultry: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

Today’s poultry is much more efficient in terms of genetics than anything previously seen, and a chicken of the future will be significantly different from today’s; it will absolutely need to be.

Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue
Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue

Although date labeling of food has a long history, it has become more visible in the past few years as attention to and concern about food loss and waste have heightened.

Development of a Rapid Method for Enumerating Specific Types of Bacteria
Development of a Rapid Method for Enumerating Specific Types of Bacteria

An enormous amount of research has been conducted with regard to detecting pathogenic bacteria; however, in many cases, pathogenic bacterial counts may be more appropriate.

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.

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