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Below are articles published in Food Safety Magazine's twice monthly newsletter— FSM: eDigest. Each edition contains feature articles as well as news and product spotlights. View a sample newsletter.

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May 5, 2015
Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative Update
Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative Update

A summary of surveys undertaken by the Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative, commissioned by the Global Food Safety Partnership and facilitated by the World Bank, reveals both challenges and opportunities in food safety programming.

April 21, 2015
Checking Field Thermometer Accuracy
Checking Field Thermometer Accuracy

Need an accurate thermometer? Here’s a how-to guide for calibrating and validating your field thermometer.

April 21, 2015
Food Recalls from the Perspective of the Retailer
Food Recalls from the Perspective of the Retailer

Retailers are facing increased responsibility for food recalls of products they sell…and may be held liable for failure to initiate their own recall plan in a timely manner.

April 7, 2015
Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.
Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.

In reviewing the various options available for formal clearance of a new food contact substance through U.S. Food and Drug Administration, each of the available mechanisms depends on a measure of the dietary exposure of the food contact substance.

April 7, 2015
Food Safety and GMO Labeling: Two Federal Bids to Reduce Patchwork Rules
Food Safety and GMO Labeling: Two Federal Bids to Reduce Patchwork Rules

Will congressional bills addressing consolidation of food safety enforcement in a single federal agency and a national standard for labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) get enough bipartisan support to pass? You decide.

April 7, 2015
World Health Day 2015
World Health Day 2015

A look back at food safety and international trade on this year’s World Health Day celebrating food safety.

April 7, 2015
Undeclared Allergens Account for Over Half of Q1 Food Recalls
Undeclared Allergens Account for Over Half of Q1 Food Recalls

After a review of about 200 food recalls in the first quarter of 2015, FSM has found that more than half were due to undeclared allergens--primarily peanuts.

 

 

March 17, 2015
Verifying Nutrition and Safety Benefits may Increase Consumer Acceptance of GM and Nanotech Foods
Verifying Nutrition and Safety Benefits may Increase Consumer Acceptance of GM and Nanotech Foods

Research shows that a growing number of consumers are open to accepting genetic modification (GM) of foods if the technology used during production results in certain benefits.

March 17, 2015
The Importance of Food Traceability
The Importance of Food Traceability

Why is traceability suddenly so important? It depends on who you talk to—public health, business, supply chain, consumers—all are key stakeholders in food traceability.

March 3, 2015
FSM Scoop: GMOs
FSM Scoop: GMOs

An in-depth overview dissecting both sides of the GMO debate and food labeling.

March 3, 2015
FDA Outlook on Funding for FSMA Enforcement
FDA Outlook on Funding for FSMA Enforcement

This update provides an overview of the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) summary of key funding required from Congress for FDA’s efforts to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) based on its current and proposed budget authority.

March 3, 2015
USDA-FSIS Steps Up Reinspection Enforcement: Do You Have Your Import Paperwork in Order?
USDA-FSIS Steps Up Reinspection Enforcement: Do You Have Your Import Paperwork in Order?

A recent change to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) import requirements appears to have triggered an increase in FSIS surveillance of FSIS-regulated imports. Is your company ready?

February 17, 2015
Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up
Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up

Some of the evolving key provisions in the Produce Safety Rule are discussed, along with the ongoing public discussion between FDA and members of the food industry.

February 17, 2015
Ebola Virus Disease: Important Aspects for the Food Science and Technology Community
Ebola Virus Disease: Important Aspects for the Food Science and Technology Community

Think the threat of Ebola is over? Think again. The effects on the food industry is far reaching.

 

February 3, 2015
Mycotoxins: A Food Safety Crisis
Mycotoxins: A Food Safety Crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that about a quarter of the world’s agricultural produce is contaminated with mycotoxins. Do you know how to prevent these molds from contaminating your food products?

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