Food Safety Magazine

December 2008/January 2009

December 2008/January 2009
Supplier Scorecards: Are They Right for You?
Supplier Scorecards: Are They Right for You?

The best outcome of launching a supplier scorecard process is to achieve total customer satisfaction.

Concerns Related to International Risk Analysis
Concerns Related to International Risk Analysis

A key discipline for further reducing foodborne illness and strengthening food safety systems is risk analysis.

Factoring Safety into Functional Foods
Factoring Safety into Functional Foods

An objective, science-based evaluation process must establish that functional components are safe at their projected use levels.

How FDA’s “Threshold of Regulation” Program Works
How FDA’s “Threshold of Regulation” Program Works

The Threshold of Regulation program exempts substances that contact food from being listed as food additives if they migrate into foods at levels that result in no appreciable harm.

Adverse Reactions to Allergens: The Importance of Labeling and Cross-contamination Control
Adverse Reactions to Allergens: The Importance of Labeling and Cross-contamination Control

Understanding and implementing food allergen labeling is essential and following an in-house plant allergen control plan will help to mitigate cross-contamination.

Cross-connections’ Contamination Woes
Cross-connections’ Contamination Woes

A cross-connection is a point in a plumbing system where the potable supply may come in contact with a potential source of contamination.

Building a World-class Allergen Control Program, Part 2
Building a World-class Allergen Control Program, Part 2

Sanitary design of equipment and facilities is a key element for not only allergen control, but to control any kind of contamination.

May the Force (and Flow) Be With You: Importance of Flow in CIP
May the Force (and Flow) Be With You: Importance of Flow in CIP

The most obvious way to increase the force in a processing line cleaned by clean-in-place systems is to increase the volumetric flow rate.