The issue of food ingredients and their quality is an often overlooked yet critical component of food safety.
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.
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.
One of the fastest growing product categories in the food industry is the “nutraceuticals” or “functional foods” market.
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.
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.
Unlike any other regulatory credentials, those in food safety are decidedly different in scope and development, training and measures of competency.
One of the greatest difficulties in advancing public support for science-based regulation is the public’s lack of understanding of toxicity.
As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.
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.
The details of these guidance documents and some recent FDA enforcement actions in the ingredient space are discussed.
An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.
Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
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.
Campylobacter has been found to be the most common bacteria causing human gastroenteritis in the world.
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.
Whenever foodborne outbreaks hit the news, the question always arises: Why don’t consumers take more care with handling and cooking their food?
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.
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.