Members of the FDA will discuss the recent draft guidance on lead action levels for foods intended for children less than two years of age, and address questions and comments submitted by industry.
The FDA does allow food companies to make health claims on their product labels, but manufacturers need to be aware of how those claims are worded as well as disqualifying ingredient levels that could put you in the crosshairs of regulators.
The Interagency Foodborne Illness Report identified Poultry, Vegetable Row Crops, Beef and Dairy among the highest risk food groups for pathogen contamination leading to consumer illness.
“We know that Salmonella in poultry is a complex problem with no single solution. However, we have identified a series of strategic actions FSIS could take that are likely to drive down Salmonella infections linked to poultry products consumption, and we are presenting those in this proposed framework.”
Understanding who—and what—is covered under the FDA Produce Safety Rule as well as your options when working with non-covered suppliers can help food manufacturers reduce the risk of receiving contaminated produce.
A new study highlights the most effective strategies for combating norovirus in retail food establishments.
Public concern and awareness of the risks of PFAS combined with increased regulatory action and a new method to break down some of the most harmful compounds are signaling the food and beverage industry that its time to embrace detection and mitigation.
Halal certification proves that a manufacturer has fully implemented halal practices at a facility. However, there is a hidden risk to certification: non-halal materials can be carried into production areas via culture media. Andreas Bubert, Ph.D., Senior Global Product Manager Culture Media at Merck KGaA, discusses the concerns behind commonly used culture media and how to ensure halal-compliance.
The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) now has the authority to accredit certification bodies with the ability to conduct food safety audits.
A multi-state listeria outbreak has been linked to Big Olaf ice cream. So far, there are 23 reported illnesses, 22 hospitalizations and one death associated with the outbreak. The reports span 10 states.