Voices: Food Safety

New Rule Bans Most Omega-3 Claims

With no 'reference level' established, FDA cracks down; ALA is the exception.

By Jennifer Naeger, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

They've gone and done it again. Just when food manufacturers become familiar with labeling requirements, the FDA imposes new restrictions to implement.

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How Concerned Are Consumers about Food Safety?

Shoppers are only somewhat or slightly concerned about the safety of the U.S. food supply despite frequent food safety outbreaks, reports NPD.

10/31/2012

How To Prepare for a GFSI Audit

This is the shape of things to come, so pick a standard and commit your company.

11/26/2012

Where Are We Headed With Supply Chain Traceability And Food Safety?

As more consumers want transparency with their food ingredients, the food and beverage industry must wrestle with what that means for the supply chain and the costs passed back on to consumers.

12/19/2012

Food Safety Regulatory Outlook for 2013

Similar to 2012, the FDA will continue to evolve and enact the Food Safety Modernization Act.

01/03/2013

Do you know your HACCP from your HARPC?

FDA's FSMA ruling requires food processors to create risk-based preventive control plans.

03/13/2013

Refuting Myths About Carrageenan

Recent resurrection of a link between carrageenan and poligeenan (and the latter's connection to cancer) are unfounded.

04/04/2013

The 4 Secrets to an Effective FSMS

Four components are essential for an effective Food Safety Management System. Learn what they are and how to identify them.

04/15/2013

Global Meat And Feed Industry Executives Discuss Food Safety At Asian Show

Food safety and security issues were discussed at VIV Asia, a trade show for the international feed to meat industry, held March 13-15 in Bangkok.

04/18/2013

Caffeine Under Siege by the FDA

FDA investigation could be just the beginning of regulatory and litigation battles.

05/15/2013

Food Packaging's Role in Food Safety

How malfunctioning packages and the supply chain - things you might think are out of your control - can greatly impact the safety of your products.

05/29/2013

Using Technology to Aid the FSMA Implementation

Leavitt Partners' David Acheson attests managing the requirements of FSMA will require leveraging technology.

06/19/2013

FDA Paints Itself Into a Corner with FSMA

A federal judge orders the agency to issue overdue food safety rules by November … which looks unrealistic.

08/14/2013

How Food Processors Can Insure Themselves Against Allergen Claims

Even naturally gluten-free products can become tainted with gluten. Employ risk management strategies to protect your business.

09/06/2013

Inspection Systems Now Faster, Cheaper And More Versatile

Machine vision breakthroughs are ushering in a new generation of food inspection systems that do more for less than previous solutions.

09/10/2013

Will the FDA Kill the Caffeine Buzz?

If not the agency, then the courts may, as scrutiny of the ingredient ramps up.

09/27/2013

Continuous Improvement in Metal Detection

Industrial metal detectors may be old technology, but greater sensitivity, fewer false rejects and ease of use are helping them maintain their relevance in food and beverage inspection.

10/09/2013

Unprecedented Number of Trade Regulations To Take Effect in 2014

Prepare your company for an onslaught of new trade regulations, many of which center around food import quality and safety.

10/28/2013

Securing America's Food Supply: A Special Report

How secure is your loading dock? We've collected some of our recent stories on the subject, as well as two whitepapers that discuss how food safety begins at the door to your plant.

11/20/2013

How Food Manufacturers Can Prepare for a Trans-Formation

What to do about FDA's tentative determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not safe.

11/20/2013

Is Ozone The Next Sanitation Superstar?

As processors gain greater understanding of the efficacy and proper application of ozone for equipment cleaning and direct contact with food, this oxidative molecule’s use in food processing will soar.

01/08/2014