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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

Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety
Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety

If the food safety standards and audit checklists are harmonized across the different audit groups, that should make it easier for customers to compare, and accept, audit results.
 

Incorporating Defense into HACCP
Incorporating Defense into HACCP

Building on and extending the existing HACCP system is the most efficient way to provide comprehensive food protection.

Produce Safety: FDA Reaches Out to Producers and Packers
Produce Safety: FDA Reaches Out to Producers and Packers

FDA’s goal is to develop preventive controls and specific actions that can be followed all the way down to the farm level and throughout the supply chain.

Food Safety through a Global Lens
Food Safety through a Global Lens

Securing a global food supply chain requires a more thoughtful approach to how food businesses and governments look at ensuring food safety.

Getting In Tune with Global Food Safety
Getting In Tune with Global Food Safety

The Global Harmonization Initiative is a network of scientific organizations and individual scientists working to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation.

Food Safety’s New Regulatory Reality: Are You Prepared?
Food Safety’s New Regulatory Reality: Are You Prepared?

With a flurry of changes and new food safety regulations on the horizon, companies have the opportunity to discover more efficient and effective methods of consumer protection.
 

Shifting the Emphasis from Product Testing to Process Testing
Shifting the Emphasis from Product Testing to Process Testing

More effort must be spent validating and implementing process controls and process testing measures while eliminating unnecessary product testing.

Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards
Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards

The issue of food ingredients and their quality is an often overlooked yet critical component of food safety.

Harmonization of Global Regulations in Ready-to-Eat Foods
Harmonization of Global Regulations in <br>Ready-to-Eat Foods

The measurement of L. monocytogenes plays a significant role in the perceived control of this specific microorganism in ready-to-eat foods.

Happy 50th Birthday to HACCP: Retrospective and Prospective
Happy 50th Birthday to HACCP: Retrospective and Prospective

The success of HACCP eventually gave rise to expectations that unprocessed foods, such as fresh produce and raw meat and poultry products, could be rendered pathogen-free.

The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated
The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated

For many years, a so-called “danger zone” has been used for alerting foodservice and other food industry personnel about temperatures that are potentially hazardous for holding foods.

FDA’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review
FDA’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review

FDA takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.

 

Inspections, Part 2: Expectations
Inspections, Part 2: Expectations

The second article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.

 

Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives
Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives

FDA lists new color additives that have been shown to be safe for their intended uses in the Code of Federal Regulations, conducts certification programs and monitors product labeling.

Top-Notch Nutraceuticals
Top-Notch Nutraceuticals

One of the fastest growing product categories in the food industry is the “nutraceuticals” or “functional foods” market.

Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority
Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority

As part of the public health mission to keep food safe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasing its activity on food allergen awareness. FDA’s 2001 allergen priorities for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) describe new initiatives.

A State Perspective on National Uniformity, Federal Oversight and the Impact of International Trade on State Programs and Food Safety
A State Perspective on National Uniformity, Federal Oversight and the Impact of International Trade on State Programs and Food Safety

The history of food safety in the U.S. is based on the development of a virtual mishmash of laws and regulations enacted by state legislatures.

Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls
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
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
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.

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