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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

State of an Industry: Salmonella and Bovine Lymph Nodes
State of an Industry: <i>Salmonella</i> 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
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.

GFSI’s Role in Harmonizing Food Safety Standards
GFSI’s Role in Harmonizing Food Safety Standards

Whenever the Global Food Safety Initiative standards are presented at various international forums, there is a discussion on which standard is best.

Taking a Closer Look at Inspections
Taking a Closer Look at Inspections

Because inspections are broad in scope and use established standards, they have to be objective.

New Directions in Food Protection
New Directions in Food Protection

David W.K. Acheson, M.D. reviews changes that FDA hopes will provide improvements in food safety.

Focused Improvement Teams: FITted for Success
Focused Improvement Teams: FITted for Success

Employing a Focused Improvement Team (FIT) methodology can drive rapid improvements in food safety.

Staying ALERT about Food Defense
Staying ALERT about Food Defense

The ALERT message is designed to provide a concise and consistent approach to food defense awareness for use at any point in the food supply chain.
 

Regulatory Credentialing in Food Safety
Regulatory Credentialing in Food Safety

Unlike any other regulatory credentials, those in food safety are decidedly different in scope and development, training and measures of competency.

Developing and Assessing GAPs Programs in Preparation for the Food Safety Modernization Act
Developing and Assessing GAPs Programs in Preparation for the Food Safety Modernization Act

Good Agricultural Practices comprise a prerequisite program that can be used to manage food safety risks in the field and during transport to packing environments.

Evolution of a State Food Safety Program
Evolution of a State Food Safety Program

As food safety programs nationwide continue to change to adapt to the ever-moving world of protecting our food supply, the process must continue to improve.

Food Safety Modernization Act: What's Next?
Food Safety Modernization Act: What's Next?

The Food Safety Modernization Act is designed to revamp food production safety standards and renew consumer confidence in the safety of the food supply.

Results of a New National Survey
Results of a New National Survey

While the U.S. food supply is considered generally safe, a steady stream of high profile food-related illness outbreaks undermines that idea.

The Implications of the FSMA
The Implications of the FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act is designed to revamp food production safety standards and renew consumer confidence in the safety of the food supply.

The Value of Economics in Rulemaking: Examples From “The Egg Rule”
The Value of Economics in Rulemaking: Examples From “The Egg Rule”

All FDA regulations are required to include an economic analysis of the regulation’s impact on the public health and industry.

Training in an Integrated Food Safety System: Focus on Food Protection Officials
Training in an Integrated Food Safety System: Focus on Food Protection Officials

For training and certification to be successful, all food protection professionals must have a clearly defined skill set to do their jobs.

Latest Trends in Meat Safety: How Will We Validate Meat Plant HACCP Systems?
Latest Trends in Meat Safety:  How Will We Validate Meat Plant HACCP Systems?

Transparency among regulatory bodies, scientists and industry will continue to be of paramount importance as food safety controls and HACCP systems evolve for meat safety.

Moving Forward with ISO 22000
Moving Forward with ISO 22000

ISO has a mission to develop international standards in a transparent, open manner, which meet marketplace needs.

Organic Coffee Roasters: Ensuring Safe Coffee
Organic Coffee Roasters: Ensuring Safe Coffee

Organic integrity and prevention of contamination and commingling are the basis for many of the requirements in organic coffee production.

Meeting Consumer Demands While Maintaining a Safe Food Supply
Meeting Consumer Demands While Maintaining a Safe Food Supply

To address consumer preferences and needs, the food industry needs to continuously develop new products, new processes and new supply chains at a rapid pace.

Creating a Positive Partnership Between Foodservice Establishments and Inspectors
Creating a Positive Partnership Between Foodservice Establishments and Inspectors

Non-traditional approaches emphasize the importance of food safety and have proven to be more successful than traditional approaches to restaurant regulation.

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