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- What’s in This Stuff? FDA’s Recent Guidance on Dietary Supplements and Novel Ingredients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published two new guidance documents on ingredients in liquid dietary supplements and traditional beverages that could affect the way you do business.
- The Package Label: Food Allergens
Most often, allergies and intolerance are not life threatening, but avoidance of certain foods is the only way to prevent adverse response.
- An Environmental Sampling Approach to Product Risk Assessment
The principal source of contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods is environmental contamination within the processing facility.
- FDA’s “Tentative” Determination Regarding Trans Fat: A Food Safety Assessment
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the first step in a process that will likely ban the use of trans fats in most if not all processed foods. What are the food safety implications?
- Is Raw Milk Increasing Risk in Our Food Supply?
Processors that have been producing pasteurized products and are considering introducing raw products to their product portfolios should weigh gains in profits with the much higher risks to the safety of their customers and the potential financial liability to their business.
- A Close Look at Coffee Safety: Shelf Life from Bean to Cup
Food safety depends on each step of the process from the choice of coffee bean to the sanitation of the roasting equipment.
- Delivering Quality Nutritional Products from Supply to Shelf
Companies delivering high-quality nutritional beverage products to consumers face many obstacles that can be overcome using standardized processes and practices.
- Public Health Risk of Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
Food animal agriculture is working to reduce its contribution to the antibiotic-resistance problem.
- Thermal Processing with Food Safety in Mind
Thermal treatments are critical in controlling food-borne pathogens in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products.
- Authentication in Seafood
Mislabeling of seafood may expose consumers to potential food safety risks from certain fish products.
- It’s Not All about the Science
Increased media coverage of food hazards has raised awareness of these hazards and increased vigilance in food-handling practices in the home.
- Produce Packers Query FDA Officials about FSMA Proposed Rules
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials provided insight on proposed rules for foreign supplier verification programs and the accreditation of third-party auditors during a Sept. 4 web seminar hosted by the United Fresh Produce Association, The Packer reported Sept. 5.
- Cooking Burgers, Do Consumers Always Do the Best Job?
We are challenged to find strategies to improve consumer handling, and the meat industry can’t rely on the consumer to always effectively provide the final safety check.
- Leafy Green Processing for Ready-to-Eat Salads
Washing cannot always make leafy greens safe, so the concept of homogeneity in all microbial testing is critical for the ability of samples to represent the lot.
- Challenges and Innovations for On-Farm Bacterial Testing
Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
- Lessons from Canada’s Largest-ever Meat Recall
Summary: Canada’s historic meat recall provides lessons on the importance of a food safety culture for all those along the food supply chain.
- Genetically Modified Foods: Why All the Fuss?
Consumer awareness of all the issues, both pro and con regarding genetically modified organisms and their applications is often lacking.
- When STEC Are Your Target, Where Do You Aim?
Various segments of the beef processing industry now test for the Top Six EHEC using test kits or services from a number of companies or commercial laboratories.
- Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks
The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.
- 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.
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