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Preventing Foodborne Illness through Regulatory Compliance and Proper Pest Control
Preventing Foodborne Illness  through Regulatory Compliance and Proper Pest Control

Food production facilities, grocery retail locations and restaurants are at risk for attracting pests, as they have the ideal conditions for pests to thrive: food, water and shelter.

Essentials of Hazard Analysis for Process Preventive Controls: Part 2
Essentials of Hazard Analysis for Process Preventive Controls: Part 2

Process preventive controls play an important role in a facility’s food safety plan since they are considered very critical for food safety.

 

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.

“RBHAAPC,”” HACCP Plus,” “HARPC Minus” or “HACCPARBPCPHF”: What’s in a Name?
“RBHAAPC,”“HACCP Plus,” “HARPC Minus” or “HACCPARBPCPHF”: What’s in a Name?

Converting HACCP and HARPC into one food safety plan is easier than it sounds. This article helps you make sense of the alphabet soup of acronyms used in process control.

Warning: Temporary Prop 65 Safe Harbor for BPA Exposures from Canned and Bottled Foods and Beverages Has Expired
Warning: Temporary Prop 65 Safe Harbor for BPA Exposures from Canned and Bottled Foods and Beverages Has Expired

Here is what food and beverage manufacturers and sellers need to know about the expiration of the temporary Proposition 65 safe harbor warning for bisphenol A (BPA) exposure.

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?

 

Risk/Hazard: Redefining Existing Practices
Risk/Hazard:  Redefining Existing Practices

It is useful to understand the background of the incorporation of risk analysis into food safety systems.

Striving for Transparency: Resolving the Conflict between Gluten-Free Labeling and Precautionary Allergen Labeling
Striving for Transparency: Resolving the Conflict between Gluten-Free  Labeling and Precautionary Allergen Labeling

Interpreting voluntary advisory statements on products containing a gluten-free certification is a frequent and understandable source of confusion for both consumers and retailers.

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.

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.

Benefits of the ISO Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP) for Food Safety
Benefits of the ISO Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP) for Food Safety

Interview with the Association of Public Health Laboratories on why a lab might join the ISO Cooperative Agreement Program

 

LGMA: Ten Years Later
LGMA: Ten Years Later

While many in the leafy greens industry participated in the creation of the LGMA, it truly was a collaborative effort that united an entire farming community.

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.

Food Safety in a “Foodie” Culture: Proactively Protecting the Foodservice Supply Chain
Food Safety in a “Foodie” Culture: Proactively Protecting the Foodservice Supply Chain

It is important to explore how traceability works and what the food industry is doing to ensure food safety in today’s rapidly changing marketplace

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?

 

Validation 2.0
Validation 2.0

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

New Food Safety Auditing Credentials
New Food Safety Auditing Credentials

The National Environmental Health Association has released new auditor credentials that will help meet the new food safety auditing requirements mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act.

 

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.

Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts
Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts

The Consortium of Food Process Validation Experts is a group of experienced scientists from several land-grant institutions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and industry that promotes scientifically sound approaches for food process validation.

Food for Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law
Food for Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law

For several years, legislative bodies throughout the country have struggled with the issue of whether to label food products as containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or bioengineered food.

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