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The following list is a collection of all articles in the Regulatory category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Audits/Certification/GFSI, FDA, FSMA, Guidelines, HACCP, Inspection, International Standards/Harmonization, USDA

FDA Outlines Smarter Food Safety Blueprint with Plans to Leverage New and Emerging Technologies
FDA Outlines Smarter Food Safety Blueprint with Plans to Leverage New and Emerging Technologies

Is the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” the next step for the Food Safety Modernization Act?

 

The Most Common Food Safety Incidents Related to Developing Countries
The Most Common Food Safety Incidents Related to Developing Countries

Serious food safety threats continue to be a widespread concern globally: A look at some notable incidents.

U.S. and EU Approaches to Defining and Evaluating Impurities and NIAS in Food Contact Materials
U.S. and EU Approaches to Defining and Evaluating Impurities and NIAS in Food Contact Materials

As concerns about impurities in food contact materials have increased, existing regulatory requirements that impact such impurities are discussed. 

The FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule Is Here: Are Processors Ready?
The FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule Is Here:  Are Processors Ready?

Food facilities will need to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop plans to prevent or minimize the risk from threats to their food operations.

The Juice Industry’s Commitment to Food Safety
The Juice Industry’s Commitment to Food Safety

From the growers’ farm to your refrigerator, safety is the top priority for companies in the juice industry.

Hepatitis A Exposure among Foodservice Workers
Hepatitis A Exposure among  Foodservice Workers

A record hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky has indicated that foodservice workers have been largely overlooked as an exposed group

Food Contamination Traceback Litigation: Naturally Occurring Pathogens
Food Contamination Traceback Litigation: Naturally Occurring Pathogens

While some foods have naturally occurring pathogens, the fact that human consumption can lead to illness does not transform them into “defective food” in the eyes of the law.

Improvement in Food Safety via Dubai Municipality’s “Happiness Inspection”
Improvement in Food Safety via Dubai Municipality’s “Happiness Inspection”

Food safety can be enhanced by less focus on fines and more focus on support and guidance.

Chemical Additives in Food Packaging Materials: Importance for Food Processors
Chemical Additives in Food Packaging Materials: Importance for Food Processors

This article provides relevant information related to the safety of food contact substances present in food packaging, including plastics, glass, and metal containers.

 

What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 2
What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 2

We present more findings about the experiences of processors and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Pest Management in the Food Industry: How Far Have We Come?
Pest Management in the Food Industry: How Far Have We Come?

Guidelines for pesticide labels became more restrictive and inclusive as to methods of application, area of treatment, target pests, quantity used, storage practices, and personal and product safety.

Updated Food Safety Training, Solution for Upcoming FSMA Challenges, Part 3
Updated Food Safety Training, Solution for Upcoming FSMA Challenges, Part 3

A look at food safety training assessment and evaluation to meet the challenges of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Recent Support of Proposition 65 Exemption for Coffee Reinforces Need for Science-Based Nutrition Information
Recent Support of Proposition 65 Exemption for Coffee Reinforces Need for Science-Based Nutrition Information

More effort is needed to continue the dialogue, and the balancing act, between science-based nutrition and state-regulated consumer advocacy

Progress in STEC Control: The USDA-NIFA STEC Coordinated Agricultural Project
Progress in STEC Control: The USDA-NIFA STEC Coordinated Agricultural Project

The overall goal of the STEC program is to reduce the occurrence and public health risks from seven serogroups of STEC regulated in beef.

Unsung Heroes: State and Local Public Health Officials Innovating in Outbreak Investigations
Unsung Heroes: State and Local Public Health Officials Innovating in Outbreak Investigations

This article highlights the dedication of local and state outbreak investigators in their localized health and agriculture agencies.

What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 1
What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 1

The Food Safety Modernization Act and the resulting regulations and requirements have had an impact on how processors conduct their operations.

More Guidance and More Questions: Initial Oversight of Animal Cell Culture Technology
More Guidance and More Questions: Initial Oversight of Animal Cell Culture Technology

Which federal agency will have the ultimate control over the regulation of cell culture-produced “meat” and “poultry” products? Time will tell.

Science-Based Recommendations for the Production of Safe Fruits and Vegetables in Developing Countries
Science-Based Recommendations for the Production of Safe Fruits and Vegetables in Developing Countries

Growing fruits and vegetables free of microbial, chemical, and physical contamination continues to be a challenge, especially in developing countries. Here we share best practices.

 

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: What This Means for the Food Industry
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: What This Means for the Food Industry

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force, marking a significant milestone in food safety for Canada.

Recalls and Outbreaks: How WGS Will Change the Rules
Recalls and Outbreaks:  How WGS Will Change  the Rules

Recalls and outbreaks are increasingly being identified and traced back to their sources through whole-genome sequencing.

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