Given the potentially fatal consequences of an undeclared allergen, relying on food labels to ensure the safety of allergic consumers may not seem sufficiently protective.
While biobased plastics offer myriad benefits related to sustainability, there are some concerns related to biodegradability.
FDA is expected to propose its new definition for “healthy” labeling any day now. Is you company ready?
What effect the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s labeling regulations and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’d disclosure rules will have on the food industry.
Understanding the nature of class action lawsuits and evaluating your company’s products, are essential to reducing the risk of litigation.
As concerns about impurities in food contact materials have increased, existing regulatory requirements that impact such impurities are discussed.
Here’s how food companies can use the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus to resolve disputes involving their advertising and labeling.
This article provides relevant information related to the safety of food contact substances present in food packaging, including plastics, glass, and metal containers.
It’s not enough to provide a reasonably priced, high-quality product; the company’s commitment to social responsibility is also under the microscope.
New advances in inspecting, detecting, and checkweighing machinery are helping processors identify multiple irregularities in their food products with greater precision and speed than ever before.
The European Union (and others—including policy makers, companies, and organizations—have recently announced goals to reduce or eliminate the amount of plastic packaging sent to landfills.
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.
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?
The most critical Good Manufacturing Practice requirement for packaging materials is that they be suitably pure for their intended use.
Food companies must look for solutions that allow the package to do what it needs to do: protect the product.
Does packaging pose a risk, and how should it be addressed in your food safety management system?
Interpreting voluntary advisory statements on products containing a gluten-free certification is a frequent and understandable source of confusion for both consumers and retailers.
It’s time for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reassess some additive clearances based on updated data.
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.
There is a real need for risk-based preventive controls to pinpoint food safety issues along the food supply chain.