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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.

Foreign-Material Reduction Programs—An Integrated Approach Using Teamwork
Foreign-Material Reduction Programs—An Integrated Approach Using Teamwork

Foreign material can be a difficult and costly issue in food manufacturing.

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.

Six-Step Program for the Alcoholic Beverage Industry to Comply with FSMA
Six-Step Program for the Alcoholic Beverage Industry to Comply with FSMA

Here we decipher the FSMA regulations as they apply to winemakers, brewers and distillers. Are you compliant?

Risk of Oligodynamic Silver Use in Food Preservation and Processing Operations
Risk of Oligodynamic Silver Use in Food Preservation and Processing Operations

Could silver offer an alternative antimicrobial food additive?

 

Clean Up That Food! An Update on Sanitizers and Disinfectants - Copy
Clean Up That Food!  An Update on Sanitizers  and Disinfectants

The responsibility for the regulation of a sanitizer used on a food item is based upon the intended use of the sanitizer and on the status of the food in question.

Validation 2.0
Validation 2.0

Food safety is ensured by developing, implementing, managing and improving processes used to produce safe food.

What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation
What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation

We look at whether the food industry is aligned with the FDA on FSMA.

Consumer Food Trends Create Food Safety Challenges for the Foodservice Industry
Consumer Food Trends Create Food Safety Challenges for the Foodservice Industry

Modern food trends create food safety challenges that mandate changes to the food code to protect public health.

 

The Final GRAS Regulation: Putting the Voluntary Notification Procedure in Place
The Final GRAS Regulation: Putting the Voluntary  Notification Procedure in Place

The final GRAS (generally recognized as safe) rule specifies the process for submitting a GRAS notice and the information that should be included.

Go Feed the Animals
Go Feed the Animals

The final Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule was established to build an animal food safety system that applies science- and risk-based preventive controls across all sectors of the animal food system.

Driving the FSMA Train Forward… Looking Ahead to Implementation
Driving the FSMA Train Forward… Looking Ahead to Implementation

With the Food Safety Modernization Act in place, it is time to look forward to its implementation

FSMA Tip: Locate Hazard Analysis Resources Fast with Google Search Operators
FSMA Tip: Locate Hazard Analysis Resources Fast with Google Search Operators

Google Search Operators improve a company’s ability to locate information and resources online that can aid with food Hazard Analysis.

Color Coding: Adding Discipline to a Food Processor’s Preventive Control Program
Color Coding: Adding Discipline to a Food Processor’s Preventive Control Program

Learn how to utilize color to minimize cross-contact and contamination in your food operations.

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