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Below are articles published in Food Safety Magazine's twice monthly newsletter— FSM: eDigest. Each edition contains feature articles as well as news and product spotlights. View a sample newsletter.

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March 3, 2015
FSM Scoop: GMOs
FSM Scoop: GMOs

An in-depth overview dissecting both sides of the GMO debate and food labeling.

March 3, 2015
FDA Outlook on Funding for FSMA Enforcement
FDA Outlook on Funding for FSMA Enforcement

This update provides an overview of the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) summary of key funding required from Congress for FDA’s efforts to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) based on its current and proposed budget authority.

March 3, 2015
USDA-FSIS Steps Up Reinspection Enforcement: Do You Have Your Import Paperwork in Order?
USDA-FSIS Steps Up Reinspection Enforcement: Do You Have Your Import Paperwork in Order?

A recent change to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) import requirements appears to have triggered an increase in FSIS surveillance of FSIS-regulated imports. Is your company ready?

February 17, 2015
Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up
Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up

Some of the evolving key provisions in the Produce Safety Rule are discussed, along with the ongoing public discussion between FDA and members of the food industry.

February 17, 2015
Ebola Virus Disease: Important Aspects for the Food Science and Technology Community
Ebola Virus Disease: Important Aspects for the Food Science and Technology Community

Think the threat of Ebola is over? Think again. The effects on the food industry is far reaching.

 

February 3, 2015
Mycotoxins: A Food Safety Crisis
Mycotoxins: A Food Safety Crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that about a quarter of the world’s agricultural produce is contaminated with mycotoxins. Do you know how to prevent these molds from contaminating your food products?

February 3, 2015
Health and Safety Arguments over GMO Labeling
Health and Safety Arguments over GMO Labeling

Will foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) be required? Are there still questions about GMO safety? The status of the ongoing debate is thoroughly examined.

January 20, 2015
Planning for a Recall
Planning for a Recall

No word strikes more fear in the hearts of individuals in the food industry than “recall.” Advance planning for recalls can save lives and can make the difference in the survival of your company.

 

January 20, 2015
Safety of Pet Food Packaging
Safety of Pet Food Packaging

Proper design of pet food packaging can enhance shelf-life and reduce contamination events.

 

December 16, 2014
Food Labeling Liability: Continuing to Grow
Food Labeling Liability: Continuing to Grow

Can your company navigate the minefield of food labeling regulations? It’s time to brush up on these requirements to mitigate your liability. Read the article to learn more.

 

December 16, 2014
The FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program: What U.S. Importers Need to Know
The FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program: What U.S. Importers Need to Know

While importers wait for the final version of the Food Safety Verification Program, they should take steps now to prepare. Read more to find out if you all the steps in place for a smooth transition.

 

December 2, 2014
Faster, Better, Cheaper… What’s Most Important in a Pathogen Test?
Faster, Better, Cheaper… What’s Most Important in a Pathogen Test?

Pathogen tests have many attributes: speed, sensitivity, cost, broad utility…which is most important to you?

December 2, 2014
New Food Labeling Regulations for the Catering Industry
New Food Labeling Regulations for the Catering Industry

December 13, 2014 marks when new regulations on food labeling, designed to standardize nutrition information on processed or composite foods across the EU, will be imposed. Are you ready?

November 18, 2014
Last Opportunity for Public Comment on FSMA Regulations
Last Opportunity for Public Comment on FSMA Regulations

Four supplemental rules that pertain to Preventative Controls for Human Food, Preventative Controls for Animal Food, Produce Safety and Foreign Supplier Verification remain open for public comment until December 15, 2014. Don’t miss your chance to add your 2 cents!

November 18, 2014
It Might Be E. coli
It Might Be <i>E. coli</i>

At present, there is no oversight of food laboratories. We do not know the total number of food laboratories, whether the people performing the testing were trained adequately or what type of quality control processes, if any, are employed. Is proficiency testing the answer?

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