Food Safety

Budget cuts key topic at House Agricultural Appropriations meeting

Furloughs are expected, but final plans are not yet in place.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Furloughs are expected, but final plans are not yet in place.
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TECH FLASH

FDA releases International Food Safety Capacity-Building plan

The plan is designed to expand the food safety capacity of foreign governments and agencies.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Multilateral agreements, secure data sharing and mutual recognition of food inspection reports are recommended.


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TECH FLASH

Food safety regulations miss masked mycotoxins

New research suggests current limits could present health concerns.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Mold growing on grain crops may be more dangerous than previously thought.
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Food Defense Systems

Staff vigilance: The first line of food defense

Facing mandates to safeguard against deliberate contamination, food companies walk a fine line between implementing effective defenses and creating an uncomfortable workplace.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The joke in certain circles is that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which explicitly cites the need to guard against intentional adulteration, should more accurately be referred to as SCFEA: the Security Consultants Full Employment Act.


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FSMA Update

The devil’s in the details

Looking for some light reading material before going to bed? The first proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act are not the place to start.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The second anniversary of the signing into law of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was celebrated January 4 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the long-delayed unveiling of the first proposed regulations affecting manufacturers and their upstream partners in the food chain.


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Food Safety

Food defense and FSMA

The key to building a food defense program is risk assessment. Start now to evaluate current defense programs and assess the potential for intentional contamination.
By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Start now to evaluate current defense programs and assess the potential for intentional contamination.


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FDA seeks comment on pilot projects for improving traceability

FSMA calls for the pilot projects.
By Shane O'Halloran
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FSMA calls for the pilot projects.
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FDA reopens comment period for BSE regulations

Emerging scientific evidence suggests the potential for harm.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Emerging scientific evidence suggests the potential for harm.
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TECH FLASH

Nanomaterials: Promising technology, potential controversy

A lack of transparency surrounds the versatile new technology.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Some are calling for more information from food companies on nanomaterial use.


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TECH FLASH

Differing definitions of antimicrobial resistance make improvements difficult

Challenges arise from a lack of harmonization for the cut-off point for microbial resistance.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Integrated programs will help solve the problem of antimicrobial resistance.


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Podcasts

Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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