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Building a National Competency-Based Learning System for Food Officials
Building a National  Competency-Based  Learning System  for Food Officials

The competency framework process can be advantageous to task analysis for new jobs…or jobs that require mostly cognitive functions to complete.

The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update
The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update

The presence of allergens in food is a serious public health safety concern that prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake manufacturing and labeling initiatives.

Integrating the Nation’s Food Safety System: What You Need to Know—Past, Present and Future
Integrating  the Nation’s  Food Safety  System: What You Need to Know

An integrated food safety system should have a common vision, uniform standards, inspections and enforcement, uniform laboratory practices, adequate training, enhanced communications and federal oversight.

 

Polyethylene Terephthalate: The Safety of Bottled Water
Polyethylene Terephthalate: The Safety of Bottled Water

Most people consider bottled water to be a safe and healthy alternative to other packaged beverages.

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.

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.

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.

A Closer Look at Egg Safety
A Closer Look at Egg Safety

Egg producers are primarily responsible for ensuring a safe egg supply in the marketplace, but consumers take the wheel once eggs leave the store.

Learning from FDA Food Allergen Recalls and Reportable Foods
Learning from FDA Food Allergen Recalls and Reportable Foods

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.

Still Afraid of the Big Bad Bugs?
Still Afraid of the Big Bad Bugs?

This guide to online resources highlights some of the recent and promising research and scientific advances in microbial prevention, detection and process control technologies

The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling
The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling

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.

Reducing Lead Exposure from Food
Reducing Lead Exposure from Food

In the 1990s, FDA undertook additional efforts to ban or restrict uses of lead in association with food.

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.

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