Coming soon: Food safety rules for bugs

Like it or not, over the past few years, the Western world has been creeping steadily closer toward the idea of insects as mainstream food. (Many Asian and South American countries are worlds ahead in that respect, where insects are often part of meals or sold as tasty street stall snacks.) With the latest move […]

Gluten free in the land down under

The predominant food regulatory body of Australia and New Zealand has laid down what has been called the “toughest labeling laws in the world,” including its standards for gluten-free products.

According to Food Standards Australia New Zealand, a regulatory body made up of the governments of the two countries and their states/territories, foods must meet […]

Life sentence for food adulteration? India proposes new food safety regulations

As India’s middle class grows, so too does the country’s focus on food safety and related issues. Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) proposed tougher measures for individuals caught adulterating food products: life in prison.

Food adulteration can be summed up like this: food products or ingredients that are in some […]

How FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule affects the cleaning process

When the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was put into motion by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, most branches of the food industry jumped into a wave of changes to improve food safety practices across the board.

Not only were producers and processors impacted, but so was another important wing of the food industry: […]

Undeclared allergens top 2016 food recall list

The numbers are in and the total amount of food recalls in 2016 in the U.S. and Canada was 764 — a 22% increase compared to the previous year. Undeclared allergens once again topped the food recall list, attributing to more food recalls than any other form of contamination.

Based on notices issued by […]