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Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards
Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards

The issue of food ingredients and their quality is an often overlooked yet critical component of food safety.

The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated
The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated

For many years, a so-called “danger zone” has been used for alerting foodservice and other food industry personnel about temperatures that are potentially hazardous for holding foods.

Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives
Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives

FDA lists new color additives that have been shown to be safe for their intended uses in the Code of Federal Regulations, conducts certification programs and monitors product labeling.

Top-Notch Nutraceuticals
Top-Notch Nutraceuticals

One of the fastest growing product categories in the food industry is the “nutraceuticals” or “functional foods” market.

Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority
Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority

As part of the public health mission to keep food safe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasing its activity on food allergen awareness. FDA’s 2001 allergen priorities for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) describe new initiatives.

A State Perspective on National Uniformity, Federal Oversight and the Impact of International Trade on State Programs and Food Safety
A State Perspective on National Uniformity, Federal Oversight and the Impact of International Trade on State Programs and Food Safety

The history of food safety in the U.S. is based on the development of a virtual mishmash of laws and regulations enacted by state legislatures.

Regulatory Credentialing in Food Safety
Regulatory Credentialing in Food Safety

Unlike any other regulatory credentials, those in food safety are decidedly different in scope and development, training and measures of competency.

The Harmonization of Food Safety Regulations
The Harmonization of Food Safety Regulations

One of the greatest difficulties in advancing public support for science-based regulation is the public’s lack of understanding of toxicity.

Troubleshooting Migration Issues in Packaging
Troubleshooting Migration Issues in Packaging

As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.

Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA
Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA

Specific FDA regulations in the bottled water area cover Good Manufacturing Practices for bottled water production and a standard of identity and quality for bottled water.

What’s in This Stuff? An Update on FDA’s Policies and Enforcement Actions Concerning Novel Ingredients in Food and Dietary Supplements
What’s in This Stuff?  An Update on FDA’s Policies and Enforcement Actions Concerning Novel Ingredients in Food and Dietary Supplements

The details of these guidance documents and some recent FDA enforcement actions in the ingredient space are discussed.

Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls
Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls

An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.

The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business
The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business

Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
 

Building an Integrated Food Safety System One Brick at a Time
Building an Integrated Food Safety System One Brick at a Time

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.

Prevalence of Campylobacter Contamination in Raw Chicken and Chicken Liver at Retail
Prevalence of <i>Campylobacter</i> Contamination in Raw Chicken and Chicken Liver at Retail

Campylobacter has been found to be the most common bacteria causing human gastroenteritis in the world.

Trans Fats: Current Scientific Update
Trans Fats: Current Scientific Update

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’s Food Program: Priorities and Progress
FDA’s Food Program: Priorities and Progress

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.

Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety
Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety

Whenever foodborne outbreaks hit the news, the question always arises: Why don’t consumers take more care with handling and cooking their food?

Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches
Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches

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.

Acrylamide: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire (of Analytical Chaos)
Acrylamide: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire (of Analytical Chaos)

Food testing shows the presence of acrylamide in various concentrations in most prepared foods, mainly those containing proteins, carbohydrates and fat, which are exposed to heat.

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