Food safety can be enhanced by less focus on fines and more focus on support and guidance.
The Food Safety Modernization Act and the resulting regulations and requirements have had an impact on how processors conduct their operations.
Which federal agency will have the ultimate control over the regulation of cell culture-produced “meat” and “poultry” products? Time will tell.
Recalls and outbreaks are increasingly being identified and traced back to their sources through whole-genome sequencing.
If your job in the food industry is plant inspection, here are some lessons from one who’s been there.
Processors throughout the U.S. voice concerns about their sanitation programs under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
With new regulations for the use of ammonia for refrigeration or chlorine for food processing, there are steps your facility can employ to decrease your risk of noncompliance.
From consumer packaged goods to original equipment manufacturers, ensuring food safety is a constant challenge.
Canada’s food safety system is complex but effective because of ongoing progress in regulatory standards.
A recent change to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) import requirements appears to have triggered an increase in FSIS surveillance of FSIS-regulated imports. Is your company ready?
On October 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service implemented its new Modernization of Poultry New Slaughter Inspection Regulation. What does this meat and poultry for meat processors?
Cooperative Extension faces many challenges and opportunities as the system moves into its second century.
Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.
How do confidentiality agreements affect representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who show up for a routine inspection or investigation? Read more for what you need to know.
Anritsu recently debuted Detection360™, a proprietary process to advance quality control programs and ensure superior ROI by securing all points of detection within the processing environment, while also reducing risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items in a company's products.
With variability in food safety standards, infrequency of inspections and limited governmental funding, there are many challenges to effective food safety inspections.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations and may automatically place a company on an Import Alert involving Detention without Physical Examination. Read more for how to navigate this process.
FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.
Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.