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Petition Asks FSIS to Declare 31 Salmonella Strains as Adulterants in Meat and Poultry
Petition Asks FSIS to Declare 31 <i>Salmonella</i> Strains as Adulterants in Meat and Poultry

What is next for meat and poultry in the wake of this filing and if regulatory changes are forthcoming?

Importing Challenges for Dietary Supplement Firms under FSMA and FSVP
Importing Challenges for Dietary Supplement Firms under FSMA and FSVP

Understanding the applicability of the Food Safety Modernization Act to the dietary supplement industry is another confusing and challenging regulatory issue for an industry still struggling with Current Good Manufacturing Practices.

Allergens: Where Food Safety and Labeling Intersect
Allergens: Where Food Safety and Labeling Intersect

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.

Rapid Response Teams Are Critical Partners in Food Safety
Rapid Response Teams Are Critical Partners in Food Safety

U.S. Food and Drug Administration-funded state-level Rapid Response Teams help integrate disparate agencies and players into a system-based approach to food safety.

FDA’s and USDA’s Upcoming New Regulations and the Delays
FDA’s and USDA’s Upcoming New Regulations and the Delays

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. 

Creating an FSVP to Fulfill the Regulations Promulgated from FSMA
Creating an FSVP to Fulfill the Regulations Promulgated from FSMA

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) rule was created to address the food safety hazards posed by imported foods.

ISO 22000 Revised
ISO 22000 Revised

Transitioning from the 2005 to 2018 versions of ISO 22000 doesn’t need to be confusing; help is available.

Safe Food for Canadians Act Regulations: An Overview
Safe Food for Canadians Act Regulations: An Overview

A closer look at how the Safe Food for Canadians Act stacks up against the Food Safety Modernization Act.

U.S. and EU Approaches to Defining and Evaluating Impurities and NIAS in Food Contact Materials
U.S. and EU Approaches to Defining and Evaluating Impurities and NIAS in Food Contact Materials

As concerns about impurities in food contact materials have increased, existing regulatory requirements that impact such impurities are discussed. 

Hepatitis A Exposure among Foodservice Workers
Hepatitis A Exposure among  Foodservice Workers

A record hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky has indicated that foodservice workers have been largely overlooked as an exposed group

Food Contamination Traceback Litigation: Naturally Occurring Pathogens
Food Contamination Traceback Litigation: Naturally Occurring Pathogens

While some foods have naturally occurring pathogens, the fact that human consumption can lead to illness does not transform them into “defective food” in the eyes of the law.

Improvement in Food Safety via Dubai Municipality’s “Happiness Inspection”
Improvement in Food Safety via Dubai Municipality’s “Happiness Inspection”

Food safety can be enhanced by less focus on fines and more focus on support and guidance.

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.

 

Pest Management in the Food Industry: How Far Have We Come?
Pest Management in the Food Industry: How Far Have We Come?

Guidelines for pesticide labels became more restrictive and inclusive as to methods of application, area of treatment, target pests, quantity used, storage practices, and personal and product safety.

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

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.

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: What This Means for the Food Industry
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: What This Means for the Food Industry

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force, marking a significant milestone in food safety for Canada.

Plastic Packaging in a Circular Economy
Plastic Packaging in a  Circular Economy

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.

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.

ISO 22000: Tips and Updates, Part 3
ISO 22000: Tips and Updates, Part 3

This is the last of the series on the new ISO 22000:2018. Here are the main changes in clauses 8–10 of the standard.

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