Food Safety Magazine

Packaging

Healthy Fresh Produce in a Sweet Wrap
Healthy Fresh Produce  in a Sweet Wrap

Since food contamination occurs mostly at the surface of food, food packaging plays an important role in preventing the growth of spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms.
 

Wrapping Food Packaging Law into Bite-Size Pieces
Wrapping Food Packaging Law into Bite-Size Pieces

The regulations of food contact packaging materials, or, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration refers to them, “indirect food additives” are explored in detail. What do you need to know?

Ensuring the Safety of Food Contact Materials: GMPs and Beyond
Ensuring the Safety of  Food Contact Materials:  GMPs and Beyond

The most critical Good Manufacturing Practice requirement for packaging materials is that they be suitably pure for their intended use.

Marrying Food Safety and Sustainability
Marrying Food Safety and Sustainability

Food companies must look for solutions that allow the package to do what it needs to do: protect the product.

 

How Should Packaging Be Addressed in Your Food Safety Program?
How Should Packaging Be Addressed in Your Food Safety Program?

Does packaging pose a risk, and how should it be addressed in your food safety management system?

Striving for Transparency: Resolving the Conflict between Gluten-Free Labeling and Precautionary Allergen Labeling
Striving for Transparency: Resolving the Conflict between Gluten-Free  Labeling and Precautionary Allergen Labeling

Interpreting voluntary advisory statements on products containing a gluten-free certification is a frequent and understandable source of confusion for both consumers and retailers.

Regulation (and Deregulation) of Additives for Use in Food Contact Paper in the U.S.
Regulation (and Deregulation) of Additives for Use in Food Contact Paper in the U.S.

It’s time for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reassess some additive clearances based on updated data.

Embracing the Clean Label Movement
Embracing the Clean Label Movement

What your company puts on the food label has many implications, from consumer choice to regulatory compliance. Learn how you may be affected by labeling trends.

Putting the Right Controls in Place for Food Safety
Putting the Right Controls in Place for Food Safety

 There is a real need for risk-based preventive controls to pinpoint food safety issues along the food supply chain.

FDA Demand for FCN Environmental Assessments Is a Solution Looking for a Problem
FDA Demand for FCN  Environmental Assessments  Is a Solution Looking  for a Problem

Although no one disputes FDA’s interpretation of the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental issue has only once prevented a clearance for a food packaging material from proceeding.

Gluten-Free Update: What Food Processors Need to Know about Gluten-Containing Products
Gluten-Free Update: What Food Processors Need to Know about Gluten-Containing Products

What does the term “gluten-free” actually mean to processors? To consumers?

Nanotechnology in the Food Industry: A Short Review
Nanotechnology in the Food Industry: A Short Review

The benefits of nanotechnology for the food industry are many and are expected to grow with time.

Food for Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law
Food for Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law

For several years, legislative bodies throughout the country have struggled with the issue of whether to label food products as containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or bioengineered food.

Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine: Recommendations to the Food Industry and Regulatory Agencies on the Management of Food Allergens
Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine:   Recommendations to the Food Industry and Regulatory Agencies on the Management of Food Allergens

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has issued a report with recommendations for improving the situation for individuals with food allergies.

Undeclared Allergens and Automation: The Crossroad of Food Safety and the Reduction of Recalls
Undeclared Allergens and Automation: The Crossroad of Food Safety and the Reduction of Recalls

Packaging automation can reduce the risk of undeclared allergen recalls for your company. Find out how.

Colorants in Food Packaging: FDA Safety Requirements
Colorants in Food Packaging: FDA Safety Requirements

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 defines both food additives and food contact substances.

Consumers Turn an Eye to Clean Labels
Consumers Turn an Eye to Clean Labels

While clean labels may be associated with natural, organic and nongenetically modified organism claims, the term does not necessarily equate to natural or organic.

Increasing Expanded Polystyrene Recycling to the Curbside Level
Increasing Expanded Polystyrene Recycling to the Curbside Level

There are many misperceptions about the safety and recycling of foodservice industry items made of expanded polystyrene foam.

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.

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?

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