The Foreign Supplier Verification Program makes importers responsible for ensuring the safety of food products they bring into the U.S. for distribution and sale for consumption by the public.
Under the final Sanitary Transportation rule, primary responsibility for nearly all safety risks during transportation falls to the shipper. Do you know the extent of your responsibility?
Rules for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food still represent a significant and comprehensive change to how food will reach consumers.
If you sell or import foods, you need to understand how you’re affected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act regulations that mandate supplier verification for all food sold in the United States.
The new regulations are forcing foodservice operators to respond to customer demand for full transparency on the health implications of the foods they are offering.
When a foodborne outbreak occurs within the United States and the suspect product is one of foreign origin, government agencies and food producers must work together efficiently to identify the cause of the outbreak.
Will restricting FSMA’s regulations from reaching very small food businesses negatively impact food safety?
The food truck industry continues to grow both nationally and internationally.
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network began operating in August 2011, it was structured to respond to foodborne illness outbreaks in three interdependent phases.
Traceability is the ability to verify the identity, history, location or application of an item by means of documented information about it.
Advanced technologies help manufacturers of prepared foods and ready-to-eat meals ensure compliance with food safety regulations today—and tomorrow
Although the farmers and market managers used many good practices, some practices being used may put consumers at risk for foodborne illness.
Just ahead of this week's Food Safety Summit, SafetyChain Software yesterday introduced the next-generation version of its food safety chain management system (FSCMS), SafetyChain for Food.
This article takes a look at the evolution of “green cleaning” technologies used in the food industry. Are we safer now than we were 30 years ago?
Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.
How will economic crises affect the efforts over the last couple of decades to assure food safety and promote consumption of healthy food.
An interview with Jenny Scott, M.Sc., was conducted to gain her perspective on time and temperature controls in the food chain.
Food safety and defense transportation programs (possibly integrated) must be developed and implemented
The food industry and regulatory agencies have both been reluctant to suggest that consumers bear some responsibility for the safe handling of foods.
Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.