The Codex Alimentarius Commission develops international food safety and nutrition standards in addition to quality standards, guidelines and codes of practice.
Research shows that a growing number of consumers are open to accepting genetic modification (GM) of foods if the technology used during production results in certain benefits.
Why is traceability suddenly so important? It depends on who you talk to—public health, business, supply chain, consumers—all are key stakeholders in food traceability.
An in-depth overview dissecting both sides of the GMO debate and food labeling.
Some of the evolving key provisions in the Produce Safety Rule are discussed, along with the ongoing public discussion between FDA and members of the food industry.
Enforcement of laws relating to food labeling is also becoming stricter in China.
Will foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) be required? Are there still questions about GMO safety? The status of the ongoing debate is thoroughly examined.
What exactly makes a foodservice company best-in-class or world-class in food safety?
Changes to several ISO standards were initiated at the Fifth Plenary Meeting of ISO Subcommittee 17 in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2014.
December 13, 2014 marks when new regulations on food labeling, designed to standardize nutrition information on processed or composite foods across the EU, will be imposed. Are you ready?
On October 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service implemented its new Modernization of Poultry New Slaughter Inspection Regulation. What does this meat and poultry for meat processors?
What precisely should be reported in order to make the Reportable Food Registry effective in protecting consumers? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants your input. To that end, it has extended until August 18, 2014, the period for submitting comments on the proposed rulemaking.
Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.
Technological advances in analytical chemistry make it possible to detect chemicals in food matrices at extremely low levels.
Food safety has been identified as a top priority by AOAC International.
The federal government has recently trained its most potent weapon—criminal prosecution—on the food and beverage industry. Learn how to minimize the risk to your company.
Historically, FDA exercised jurisdiction over the safety of antimicrobials used in or on food, except those used on raw agricultural commodities.
By placing primary responsibility for food safety on the industry itself, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to dedicate its resources to providing technical expertise, setting and fostering compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and modifying protocols as needed.
Advocates of genetic engineering disclosure are enthusiastically but perhaps prematurely celebrating Vermont’s anticipated enactment of the nation’s first operative labeling disclosure requirement for foods that are themselves, or by ingredient, the product of a genome modified by human intervention. Find out why this legislation may never be implemented.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) interim final rule governing the handling of whistleblower complaints under Section 402 of the Food Safety Modernization Act is discussed. What does it mean for you?