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New EU acrylamide legislation comes into force

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New European Union legislation comes into force  concerning the amount of acrylamide in foods with “benchmark” levels being set for various products. Passed by the EU last year, today marks the beginning of the law which limits the amount of acrylamide allowed in packaged foods and forces manufacturers to closely examine and reduce acrylamide levels in products. The legislation describes practical… Read more »

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Large Food Facilities Required to Meet This Deadline by Sept. 16

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The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) was specifically formed to help facilities comply with the new changing regulations. The rule requires registered food facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human consumption to take these steps: Maintain a food-safety plan; Analyze where hazards pertaining to food safety exist in their operations; and Put preventive controls into place… Read more »

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FDA releases strategic plan in effort to modernize Food Safety

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More readily identifying food-safety hazards and influencing consumers to make healthier choices in their diet are among five strategic goals the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified under a plan that is intended to protect public health and modernize the country’s food-safety system.

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Food chemical regulations rely heavily on industry self-policing and lack transparency

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Safety decisions concerning one-third of the more than 10,000 substances that may be added to human food were made by food manufacturers and a trade association without review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to an analysis spearheaded by the Pew Health Group.

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