Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.
The dairy industry in particular has a long history of cooperation and setting standards.
The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.
With the implementation of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement, huge strides have been made in the area of food safety.
Dietary supplements are considered foods, although there are regulations that are unique and specific to dietary supplements.
Mandatory testing to public standards is part of the solution for ingredient safety, but there are other risk-reduction strategies as well.
The evolution of the FDA Juice HACCP regulations is discussed and their impact on industry is described.
The food industry and regulatory agencies have both been reluctant to suggest that consumers bear some responsibility for the safe handling of foods.
Outbreaks of foodborne illness illustrate how easily contaminated foods can have a broad health impact before public health authorities can identify and quarantine the source.
The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
FSMA gives FDA broad new powers, including the authority to mandate that companies recall products as well as the ability to review internal records at farms and food production plants
Although date labeling of food has a long history, it has become more visible in the past few years as attention to and concern about food loss and waste have heightened.
Part two of a series covering the application limitations of HACCP and what can be done by the food industry to address these limitations and the controversies surrounding them.
FDA’s Total Diet Study is an important component of the federal government’s food safety and nutrition monitoring programs, with a focus on pesticide residues, industrial chemicals, elements and radionuclides.
A question-and-answer forum presents the current and emerging challenges to the food industry in terms of pesticide residue regulation, testing and practical advice that will aid in the monitoring of pesticide residues on foodstuffs.
The safety of imported and domestic fruits and vegetables is a priority for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This article will discuss recent activities the agency has initiated to assure that consumers receive safe produce.