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New Industry Standard Governs Safe Food From the Farm

A new Technical Specification has been approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for detecting, managing, and controlling food safety hazards, beginning with the hygienic environment on the farm.  ISO/TS 22002-3:2011, Prerequisite Programs on Safe Food—Farming Part 3, provides specific requirements that guide the design, implementation and documentation of food safety programs on farms. This is the third in

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FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (“FSMA”)

Mark Kinzie

By: Patricia A. Hietter and Mark A. Kinzie Overview. On December 20, 2010, the Senate passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) (“FSMA”), which will overhaul the long-standing Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FFDCA”)[1] by establishing new regulations to improve the safety of food in the global market.[2] On December 21, 2010, the House of Representatives accepted the

Identification Systems In Food Traceability

Mark Kinzie

Overview The tracking mechanism for food products in the supply chain must be reliable, manageable, dynamic, and cost-effective.  Identifying the origin of food ingredients and food sources is of prime importance to consumers, particularly where food products may be faulty and risk consumer protection. Traceability enables consumers with targeted and accurate information about food products during different stages from processing

Proposed 2009 Food Safety Enhancement Act Changes 70‐Year Old Food Safety Law

Mark Kinzie

This new Food Safety Bill is designed to produce risk‐based standards for the safe growing, harvesting, processing, packing, sorting, transporting and holding of foods, including raw fruits and vegetables. You may download a PDF here.