Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.
Guidelines intended to provide assistance to carbon dioxide suppliers and users in achieving compliance with applicable international regulatory standards.
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.
The hygienic design of equipment plays an important role in controlling the microbiological safety and quality of the products made.
Enumeration methods have improved dramatically in the past few years, becoming more rapid, more automated and more accurate.
Although food defense efforts received the greatest visibility during 2002, work on traditional food safety programs continued.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulatory oversight for substances added to food, including monitoring their safe use.
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.
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.
Allergic consumers rely on food labels to be complete, clear and accurate so that they can avoid exposure to foods or ingredients that can provoke potentially life-threatening reactions.
Egg producers are primarily responsible for ensuring a safe egg supply in the marketplace, but consumers take the wheel once eggs leave the store.
This guide to online resources highlights some of the recent and promising research and scientific advances in microbial prevention, detection and process control technologies
There is good reason for the new laws regarding labeling of products containing allergens or made in plants or on lines where allergens are handled.
In the 1990s, FDA undertook additional efforts to ban or restrict uses of lead in association with food.
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.