Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.
The dairy industry in particular has a long history of cooperation and setting standards.
The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.
With the implementation of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement, huge strides have been made in the area of food safety.
Dietary supplements are considered foods, although there are regulations that are unique and specific to dietary supplements.
Mandatory testing to public standards is part of the solution for ingredient safety, but there are other risk-reduction strategies as well.
Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.
Since its establishment in April 2000, the UK Food Standards Agency has managed more than 12,000 food safety incidents of varying scale and complexity.
Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
The food industry and regulatory agencies have both been reluctant to suggest that consumers bear some responsibility for the safe handling of foods.
The evolution of the FDA Juice HACCP regulations is discussed and their impact on industry is described.
Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.
Campylobacter has been found to be the most common bacteria causing human gastroenteritis in the world.
Food safety stakeholders should now be able to recognize that the vision of an integrated food safety system is currently being implemented and is beginning to illustrate great promise.
The competency framework process can be advantageous to task analysis for new jobs…or jobs that require mostly cognitive functions to complete.
Addressing the challenges that the food industry faces regarding the training of auditors is an urgent matter.
The presence of allergens in food is a serious public health safety concern that prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake manufacturing and labeling initiatives.
Human data on the potential health effects from consuming small amounts of trans fats are scant and do not support the assumption of no threshold.
FDA has successfully built a strong foundation for a state-of-the-art, science-based food safety system that will drive future progress for years to come.
This article is focused on a method that Land O'Frost has been using to manage processing plant environments to eliminate the root cause of product contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.