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The following list is a collection of all articles in the Regulatory category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Audits/Certification/GFSI, FDA, FSMA, Guidelines, HACCP, Inspection, International Standards/Harmonization, USDA

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.

Packaging: The Final Ingredient
Packaging:  The Final Ingredient

It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity.

Leveraging Industry Collaboration for Improved Food Safety and Transparency
Leveraging Industry Collaboration for Improved Food Safety and Transparency

The call for supply chain transparency represents many opportunities for those seeking to evolve along with the consumer, and not only meet but even exceed their expectations. 

Protect Your Secret Sauce from Theft and Intentional Adulteration
Protect Your Secret Sauce from Theft and Intentional Adulteration

The new Food Safety Modernization Act rule on intentional adulteration encourages U.S. food companies to take measures that prevent food safety problems from occurring and harming consumers.  

 

One Food Safety Agency – Heresy?
One Food Safety Agency – Heresy?

Would a single, national food safety agency in the U.S. ever become reality? Do we even want it to?

From Ocean to Plate: Ensuring Traceable Supply Chain in the Seafood Industry
From Ocean to Plate: Ensuring Traceable Supply Chain in the Seafood Industry

The need for traceability in the seafood sector is now widely recognized. Major seafood import markets have introduced traceability components to their import regulations in recent years.

International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms in Food
International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms in Food

The regulation of genetically modified organisms in food has gone through an evolution of its own over the years.

It’s Only Natural: Recent Developments Regarding the Term “Natural” in Food Labeling
It’s Only Natural: Recent Developments Regarding the Term “Natural” in Food Labeling

What the term “natural” means on your food product label: What is your liability?

From Bonds to Burritos: How the Increasing Criminalization of Regulatory Offenses Affects the Food and Beverage Industry
From Bonds to Burritos: How the Increasing Criminalization of Regulatory Offenses  Affects the Food and Beverage Industry

Why are criminal prosecutors more interested in food industry behavior these days? It’s time to take notice.

 

China: An Overview of the New Food Safety Law
China: An Overview of the New Food Safety Law

The new China Food Safety Law is expected to improve the quality of food products and instill public confidence in the Chinese food industry.

The Increasing Scrutiny of Food Packaging
The Increasing Scrutiny of Food Packaging

While FDA continues to use this standard for assessing the safety of food packaging materials, changes are taking place.

The Latest FSMA Deadline: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food
The Latest FSMA Deadline: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

Rules for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food still represent a significant and comprehensive change to how food will reach consumers.

 

Ten Considerations for Developing a FSMA-Compliant Supplier Verification Program
Ten Considerations for Developing a FSMA-Compliant Supplier Verification Program

If you sell or import foods, you need to understand how you’re affected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act regulations that mandate supplier verification for all food sold in the United States.

What Misbranding Means for Restaurants and Retail Food Stores
What Misbranding Means  for Restaurants and Retail Food Stores

The Menu Labeling Rule specifies that the nutritional information be displayed next to the name or price.

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