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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.

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.

International Society of Beverage Technologists Carbon Dioxide Guidelines
International Society of Beverage Technologists Carbon Dioxide Guidelines

Guidelines intended to provide assistance to carbon dioxide suppliers and users in achieving compliance with applicable international regulatory standards.

Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions
Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions

Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.

Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods
Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods

EPA stated that the vast majority of dioxin exposure is found in food and there is a direct link between fatty foods and dioxin residues.

Hygienic Design of Equipment in Food Processing
Hygienic Design of Equipment in Food Processing

The hygienic design of equipment plays an important role in controlling the microbiological safety and quality of the products made.

Advances in Automated Rapid Methods for Enumerating E. coli
Advances in Automated Rapid Methods for Enumerating <i>E. coli</i>

Enumeration methods have improved dramatically in the past few years, becoming more rapid, more automated and more accurate.

FDA's Food Safety Program in FY 2002: Measuring Accomplishments
FDA's Food Safety Program in FY 2002: Measuring Accomplishments

Although food defense efforts received the greatest visibility during 2002, work on traditional food safety programs continued.

FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety
FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulatory oversight for substances added to food, including monitoring their safe use.

Safe Food at Retail Establishments
Safe Food at Retail Establishments

Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.

The Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense
The Expanding Umbrella  of Food Defense

Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
 

The Identification of New and Re-emerging Risks: A British Perspective
The Identification of New and  Re-emerging Risks: A British Perspective

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.
 

A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins
A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins

Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.

 

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