Articles by Gale Prince

Is open-date code labeling increasing food waste

There are concerns that open-date coding of foods has increased food waste. The food industry and consumers use the dates printed on food packages to manage stock rotation from food manufacturing plants to the consumer’s kitchen. Variation in terminology associated with open dates on consumer packages can result in the disposal of good food.


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Controlling foreign material contamination

The number of firms recalling product due to foreign material contamination has increased by 157% in the past six years. While metal fragments have been the leading cause, there have been several food product recalls related to plastic fragments. 


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Keeping up with proposed FSMA regulations

Since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published in the Federal Register nearly 800 pages of proposed regulations on the act’s implementation. 


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Preparing for the FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification program

Changes in food-safety regulations aren’t just limited to the U.S. I recently took part in an international food-safety meeting in China, during which representatives from 19 nations talked about changes underway in food-safety regulations in their respective countries. 


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Act now to comply with food-safety regulations

The global food industry is faced with some of the biggest food-safety changes in history. Not only has the U.S. proposed changes in the way food safety will be addressed, but so has Canada, China, India and other countries. 


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Enforcement changes in the food industry

On Sept. 26, the two owners of Jensen Farms, were arrested for shipping adulterated food in 2011. The charge was shipping contaminated cantaloupe, which resulted in the death of 33 people and sickened 147 people. The two brothers were arrested on misdemeanor charges of introducing adulterated food into commerce. 


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Are you on target for FSMA?

It has been 30 months since the U.S. Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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Food safety is more than luck

“We have been in this business for 65 years and have never had a recall, and cannot understand why now…” 
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Preventing allergen-related product recalls

Food products containing undeclared allergens can result in life-threatening experiences for individuals with food allergies. 


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Insider Perspective—The Allergen Factor in Food Recalls

Allergens were the number-one reason for food recalls in North America in 2011, and bakery products were one of the most frequent foods recalled. This was the first time that allergen recalls outpaced the number of food recalls due to microbiological contamination.
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