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Chemical Additives in Food Packaging Materials: Importance for Food Processors
Chemical Additives in Food Packaging Materials: Importance for Food Processors

This article provides relevant information related to the safety of food contact substances present in food packaging, including plastics, glass, and metal containers.

 

What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 2
What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 2

We present more findings about the experiences of processors and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Recent Support of Proposition 65 Exemption for Coffee Reinforces Need for Science-Based Nutrition Information
Recent Support of Proposition 65 Exemption for Coffee Reinforces Need for Science-Based Nutrition Information

More effort is needed to continue the dialogue, and the balancing act, between science-based nutrition and state-regulated consumer advocacy

What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 1
What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 1

The Food Safety Modernization Act and the resulting regulations and requirements have had an impact on how processors conduct their operations.

More Guidance and More Questions: Initial Oversight of Animal Cell Culture Technology
More Guidance and More Questions: Initial Oversight of Animal Cell Culture Technology

Which federal agency will have the ultimate control over the regulation of cell culture-produced “meat” and “poultry” products? Time will tell.

Recalls and Outbreaks: How WGS Will Change the Rules
Recalls and Outbreaks:  How WGS Will Change  the Rules

Recalls and outbreaks are increasingly being identified and traced back to their sources through whole-genome sequencing.

Adding Cannabidiol to the Menu
Adding Cannabidiol to the Menu

While the hemp-derived cannabidiol market presents a substantial growth opportunity for food, beverage, and dietary supplement companies, there is much you need to know.

What Have We Learned about FSMA Implementation?
What Have We Learned  about FSMA  Implementation?

Food Safety Magazine convened an expert panel to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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?

The Costs of Foodborne Illness, Product Recalls Make the Case for Food Safety Investments
The Costs of Foodborne Illness, Product Recalls Make the Case for Food Safety Investments

The partnership between FDA and the food industry is building a culture of food safety, not only in the United States but around the world as well.

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.

Menu Labeling Finally Set to Go Live on May 7, But Congress Might Have Different Plans
Menu Labeling Finally Set to Go Live on May 7, But Congress Might Have Different Plans

Menu labeling has been a long time in coming, but it looks like another delay maybe pending.

Medical Foods – Insights Into FDA’s Interpretation and Enforcement
Medical Foods – Insights Into FDA’s Interpretation and Enforcement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers most products marketed as medical foods due to the misunderstanding of the food industry not to meet the definition of a medical food. What’s on your label?

 

Essentials of Hazard Analysis for Process Preventive Controls: Part 1
Essentials of Hazard Analysis for Process Preventive Controls: Part 1

The basic principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) have been recognized since the 1970s, and more formalized HACCP programs have been continually evolving since then.

Food Safety Testing: What Are Your Options?
Food Safety Testing: What Are Your Options?

Increased consumer interest in food safety and quality issues, combined with expanding regulatory initiatives, are increasing the importance of testing.

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.

The New Face of Sanitation Programs: New Rules, New Challenges
The New Face of Sanitation Programs: New Rules,  New Challenges

Processors throughout the U.S. voice concerns about their sanitation programs under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Education and Outreach Goes Global
Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Education and Outreach Goes Global

FDA recognized the importance of facilitating the development of industry training, and, in cooperation with the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health, created the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance.

 

FDA’s Regulation of Color Additives
FDA’s Regulation of  Color Additives

This article explains how color additives are regulated in the United States, how their safety is evaluated and how compliance with laws and regulations is ensured.

Fixing FSMA’s Ag Water Requirements
Fixing FSMA’s Ag Water Requirements

 The Food Safety Modernization Act’s provisions on agricultural water require reevaluation.

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