While several countries in the Arab region have upgraded their food safety systems, both capacity and efficiency must be enhanced to ensure an adequate oversight and demonstrate compliance with food standards.
Increased consumer interest in food safety and quality issues, combined with expanding regulatory initiatives, are increasing the importance of testing.
Food safety is of central importance to all countries in the Americas, regardless of their level of development. Beyond threats associated with any specific product or contaminant, the most pressing challenge is to establish, promote and support a food safety culture, one in which all consumers both expect and have access to healthy food, regardless of where or by whom it is produced.
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has issued a report with recommendations for improving the situation for individuals with food allergies.
Since the regulation of genetically modified organisms in food was first established in the early 1990s in major regions of the world, countries have gone through an evolution of their own rules over the years.
The need for traceability in the seafood sector is now widely recognized. Major seafood import markets have introduced traceability components to their import regulations in recent years.
The regulation of genetically modified organisms in food has gone through an evolution of its own over the years.
The new China Food Safety Law is expected to improve the quality of food products and instill public confidence in the Chinese food industry.
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The year 2015 was the first year that Food Safety Magazine embarked on a seemingly impossible feat—to track every single food product recall announced in the U.S. and Canada. Here's a look back at the year.
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When a foodborne outbreak occurs within the United States and the suspect product is one of foreign origin, government agencies and food producers must work together efficiently to identify the cause of the outbreak.
Are you providing meaningful, regulation-compliant information on your food product labels?
Canada’s food safety system is complex but effective because of ongoing progress in regulatory standards.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission develops international food safety and nutrition standards in addition to quality standards, guidelines and codes of practice.
Enforcement of laws relating to food labeling is also becoming stricter in China.
Changes to several ISO standards were initiated at the Fifth Plenary Meeting of ISO Subcommittee 17 in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2014.
Food packaging materials are excluded from the definition of food additives, they are not subject to premarket clearance, except for packaging for infant formula and novel food.
Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.