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

<i>Food Safety Magazine</i> 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.

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.

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