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- The Future of Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods
California's Proposition 37 is up for vote this November, and stakeholders throughout America are holding their breaths. Proposition 37 requires raw and processed foods sold in California to disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients on their labeling-a requirement that the Federal Government does not currently impose.
- FSMA Legislative Update: September 2012
In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted its second Annual Report as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
- FSMA Legislative Update: August 2012
On July 31, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the per hour FDA inspector charges it will levy against food companies in the upcoming fiscal year under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Find out what every food company needs to know.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- State of an Industry: Salmonella and Bovine Lymph Nodes
Controlling Salmonella in beef is more of a challenge than controlling E. coli O157:H7 because Salmonella is prevalent in the animals’ lymph nodes.
- Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line
FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.
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