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The Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Boon or Bane?
The Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Boon or Bane?

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.

Handling Food Safety Risks in a Retail Bakery
Handling Food Safety Risks  in a Retail Bakery

Knowing the specific food safety needs of each product and ensuring each step is traceable are key to an effective retail bakery food safety program.

Company Culture and the Path to Improved Food Safety: Setting the Tone to Support a Strong Food Safety Culture
Company Culture and the Path to Improved Food Safety: Setting the Tone to Support a Strong Food Safety Culture

The path to food safety lies squarely in the culture of your company.

Current State of Intentional Adulteration
Current State of Intentional Adulteration

Given the complexity of our food system and limited transparency of supply chains from farm to fork, those willing and able to adulterate will continue to do so in the future.

 

The Importance of Hygienic Zoning to Prevent Product Contamination
The Importance of Hygienic Zoning to Prevent Product Contamination

As the food production environment should not be a source of biological, chemical or physical contamination, the different steps to mitigate those risks will be examined in terms of hygienic zoning.

The Costs of Foodborne Illness, Product Recalls Make the Case for Food Safety Investments
The Costs of Foodborne Illness, Product Recalls Make the Case for Food Safety Investments

The partnership between FDA and the food industry is building a culture of food safety, not only in the United States but around the world as well.

Investigation and Identification of Physical Contaminants in Food
Investigation and Identification of Physical Contaminants in Food

Most physical contaminants of foods, such as pieces of hard plastic or wood, can cause consumers immediate injury; this includes all types of foods, including beverages, bottled water, and nutritional and functional products.

Listeria: An Important Focus of Environmental Monitoring
<i>Listeria</i>: An Important Focus of Environmental Monitoring

The number of reported incidents and recalls related to Listeria and L. monocytogenes has been increasing, and processors are making efforts to rid their facilities of harborage organisms and sites.

Ensuring the Safety of Food Contact Materials: GMPs and Beyond
Ensuring the Safety of  Food Contact Materials:  GMPs and Beyond

The most critical Good Manufacturing Practice requirement for packaging materials is that they be suitably pure for their intended use.

Have Your Natural Ingredients Been Adulterated?
Have Your Natural Ingredients Been Adulterated?

The intent of adulteration is rarely to cause harm to health, since this would defeat the purpose of slipping a cheaper ingredient under the radar.

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