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- Legislative Update: Final Rule on Collection of Facility Profiles
One such piece of legislation that has slipped under the radar provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the far-reaching ability to collect information about your company and its operations. Comments are sought from industry on the data collection effort. Read more to find out how to voice any concerns you may have before the comment period expires.
- Legislative Update: 2012 Farm Bill
Every 5 years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation commonly known as the “Farm Bill” that sets national agricultural, nutritional, conservation and forestry policy. Read more for an update on this year’s bill.
- Food Safety Modernization Act Legislative Update
As the most significant food safety legislation of the last 100 years, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is designed to improve the U.S. food safety system by providing FDA with additional resources to prevent contaminated food from entering the food supply chain. This article brings you a current update regarding FSMA.
- USDA Proposal to Availability of Labels for Meat and Poultry Products
This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.
- Rejection of Key Arguments in Support of Delaying Vermont’s GE Labeling Requirements
Does you company have a plan for how to label genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont? See how this ruling will affect how you manage food labeling in the Green Mountain state.
- HACCP: A View to the Bottom Line
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has emerged as the leading program for ensuring food safety.
- Bottled Water Regulation and the FDA
Specific FDA regulations in the bottled water area cover Good Manufacturing Practices for bottled water production and a standard of identity and quality for bottled water.
- What’s in This Stuff? An Update on FDA’s Policies and Enforcement Actions Concerning Novel Ingredients in Food and Dietary Supplements
The details of these guidance documents and some recent FDA enforcement actions in the ingredient space are discussed.
- Sanitary Transportation of Food: Contracts and the New Rules
The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule applies to shippers, loaders, receivers and carriers involved in transportation operations for the transportation of human and animal food.
- Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud
As an industry, we are early in addressing food fraud and are in a great position to establish a firm foundation before—or while—laws and standards are being developed.
- Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?
Outbreaks of foodborne diseases from fresh and fresh-cut produce continue to occur in the United States. The variables related to the degree of microbial pathogen contamination of produce are very high.
- The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry
This is the time for the spice industry to ensure that they have nothing less than a world-class food safety system.
- The Harmonization of Food Safety Regulations
One of the greatest difficulties in advancing public support for science-based regulation is the public’s lack of understanding of toxicity.
- Sanitation Audits: The Proof in the Pudding
This article introduces the Sanitation column to Food Safety Magazine as an important aspect of food safety.
- Safe to the Last Drop: A First-Hand NCIMS HACCP Pilot Experience
The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments address how a HACCP system could be implemented, monitored and enforced in the dairy industry.
- Troubleshooting Migration Issues in Packaging
As consumers search for better tasting, low-preparation foods, the food industry will continue to develop packaging, ingredient and processing options.
- Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls
An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.
- The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business
Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
- How FDA’s “Threshold of Regulation” Program Works
The Threshold of Regulation program exempts substances that contact food from being listed as food additives if they migrate into foods at levels that result in no appreciable harm.
- Concerns Related to International Risk Analysis
A key discipline for further reducing foodborne illness and strengthening food safety systems is risk analysis.
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