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California Evaluates Food Packaging under Its Safer Consumer Products Program
California Evaluates Food Packaging under Its Safer Consumer Products Program

Food packaging manufacturers need to be prepared for the continuation of new laws and regulations banning or restricting food packaging and food contact materials.

The Growing Challenge of Safe Water for Use in Food Processing Operations
The Growing Challenge of Safe Water for Use in Food Processing Operations

Developing and implementing a comprehensive water-monitoring program is a fundamental and essential element of an effective food safety program.

Banning Plastics Won’t Prevent Litter: A Case for Promoting Plastics Recycling
Banning Plastics Won’t  Prevent Litter: A Case for  Promoting Plastics Recycling

In the food packaging industry, focusing efforts on promoting recycling would seem to be a more effective solution.

Cannabis Edibles: Current Food Safety Practices
<i>Cannabis</i> Edibles: Current Food Safety Practices

A Cannabis edibles panel identifies industry best practices and challenges as this growing market moves forward.

How the AIJN Code of Practice Helps the Fruit Juice Industry
How the AIJN Code of Practice Helps the Fruit Juice Industry

Adulteration of fruit juice is a widespread problem that can be addressed using the Code of Practice developed by the European Fruit Juice Association.

The Processing Authority in the Era of Novel and Emerging Non-Thermal Preservation Techniques
The Processing Authority in the Era of Novel and  Emerging Non-Thermal  Preservation Techniques

High hydrostatic pressure in combination with heat, involving either an acidified or low-acid food that is intended for ambient distribution, must involve the expert services of a processing authority.

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.

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