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Genetically Modified Foods: Why All the Fuss?
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.        


 

How U.S. FDA’s GRAS Notification Program Works
How U.S. FDA’s GRAS Notification Program Works

FDA encourages the industry to thoroughly review its GRAS notification submission procedures before sending a notification to the agency.

Modern Tools for Food Ingredient Safety
Modern Tools for Food Ingredient Safety

It is critical for suppliers and manufacturers to reshape, reinvent and reimagine their approach to ensuring the safety of food ingredients.

 

Beverages at the Forefront of Innovation in Booming Functional Food Market
Beverages at the Forefront of Innovation in Booming Functional Food Market

A key area of focus for the food industry today is functional beverages—the fastest-growing sector of the functional food market.

Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance
Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance

Regulations for using inks and coatings in food packaging tend to cause much confusion and concern for those involved.

The Need for Ingredients That Improve the Health and Safety of Shelf-Stable Drinks
The Need for Ingredients That Improve the Health and Safety of Shelf-Stable Drinks

The market for healthy and functional foods and beverages represents a tremendous growth opportunity for food processors and manufacturers.

Communicating Food Ingredient Safety in a Fear-Driven Environment
Communicating Food Ingredient Safety in a Fear-Driven Environment

Education around food processing, its safety and benefits, including the role of food ingredients, will be critical to maintaining the high food safety standards achieved in the U.S.

Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety
Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety

An essential supplement to quality and safety systems that anchors them in reality is periodic testing to verify the authenticity of food ingredients.
 

Trans Fats: Current Scientific Update
Trans Fats: Current Scientific Update

Human data on the potential health effects from consuming small amounts of trans fats are scant and do not support the assumption of no threshold.

Food Safety and Quality Challenges of Creating Novel, Multi-ingredient Dairy Products
Food Safety and Quality Challenges of Creating Novel, Multi-ingredient Dairy Products

Exotic spices are increasingly finding their way into dairy products, necessitating new approaches to manage dairy product safety and quality.

Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds
Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 <i>Salmonella</i> Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds

This article explores the details of the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, the methods used to link cases of illness and subsequent actions by industry to prevent future outbreaks.

The Evaluation of Novel Antimicrobial Ingredients in Maintaining the Safety and Shelf-Life of Refrigerated Foods
The Evaluation of Novel Antimicrobial Ingredients in Maintaining the Safety and Shelf-Life of Refrigerated Foods

Can new antimicrobial ingredients really make a difference in the safety of refrigerated foods?

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.

The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry, Part II: What the Industry Can Do
The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry, Part II: What the Industry Can Do

Spices are the subject of increasing microbiological contamination-associated recalls for food pathogens.

Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection
Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection

Adulteration of pure honey with synthetic honey has become much more prevalent in recent years.

Customer-Supplier Relationships: Microbiological Specifications for Raw Materials and Ingredients
Customer-Supplier Relationships: <br>Microbiological Specifications for Raw Materials and Ingredients

Most recorded foodborne outbreaks are caused by raw and unprocessed or minimally processed foods.

A Look at Top Trends in Food Chemistry
A Look at Top Trends in Food Chemistry

There is a wide variety of potentially detrimental compounds and quality issues that must be supported by comprehensive analysis programs for food safety.

Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives
Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives

FDA lists new color additives that have been shown to be safe for their intended uses in the Code of Federal Regulations, conducts certification programs and monitors product labeling.

Top-Notch Nutraceuticals
Top-Notch Nutraceuticals

One of the fastest growing product categories in the food industry is the “nutraceuticals” or “functional foods” market.

Case Studies in Food Protection: Rhodia Foods
Case Studies in Food Protection: Rhodia Foods

Doug Willrett of Rhodia Food discusses the growing trend toward developing antimicrobial ingredients for the food industry.

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