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Opportunities in Modified Atmosphere Packaging
Opportunities in Modified Atmosphere Packaging

Modified atmosphere packaged (MAP) products can be found in almost every aisle of the supermarket today.

Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority
Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority

As part of the public health mission to keep food safe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasing its activity on food allergen awareness. FDA’s 2001 allergen priorities for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) describe new initiatives.

Attaining Clearances for Food-Packaging Materials
Attaining Clearances for Food-Packaging Materials

To determine whether a food package can be legally marketed around the globe, one must consider many factors related to the packaging of the food item.

Food Packaging: Supplying Safety
Food Packaging: Supplying Safety

Packaging companies are responding to new mandates to prevent contamination or misinformation before the product ever reaches the supply chain.

Assessing the Safety of Food Contact Substances
Assessing the Safety of Food Contact Substances

To obtain approval for a new food contact substance, a manufacturer is required to submit a food contact notification at least 120 days prior to the marketing of the substance.

The Evolution of Traceability in the Meat & Poultry Industry
The Evolution of Traceability in the  Meat & Poultry Industry

Meat and poultry companies used to be able to claim that their differences from other food sectors limited their ability to adopt technology or participate in industry standards.

Irradiation of Food Packaging Materials
Irradiation of Food Packaging Materials

Improved microbiological safety of food may be attained by using irradiation in the production of several types of raw or minimally processed foods.

Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue
Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue

Although date labeling of food has a long history, it has become more visible in the past few years as attention to and concern about food loss and waste have heightened.

From Aseptic to Zip Pouch: Basic Packaging Material & Line Control
From Aseptic to Zip Pouch: Basic Packaging Material & Line Control

The best time to prevent food safety hazards from adversely affecting your operation is before accepting materials from your suppliers.

It’s What’s on the Outside that Counts
It’s What’s on the Outside that Counts

It is possible to be highly successful with own-label brands.

 

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.

Evaluating Labeling Exemptions for Food Allergens
Evaluating Labeling Exemptions for Food Allergens

Challenges of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act in considering exemption of ingredients from allergen labeling are discussed.

Ready-to-Eat Foods: Preserving the Trust of the Consumer
Ready-to-Eat Foods:  Preserving the Trust of the Consumer

Ready-to-eat foods pose a whole separate set of challenges when it comes to food safety.

Low-Oxygen Packaging with CO: A Study in Food Politics That Warrants Peer Review
Low-Oxygen Packaging with CO: A Study in Food Politics That Warrants Peer Review

Using CO in a modified atmosphere, the need for oxygen to achieve fresh-looking meat is eliminated.

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