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FDA’s adulteration watchdogs talk about food terrorism


As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration issued on May 27, 2016, a final rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities, with some exceptions, to address hazards that may be introduced with the intention to cause wide-scale harm to public health. These food facilities are required to… Continue Reading

UK helps food, beverage businesses defend against attacks

Businesses involved in the food and beverage industries need to understand what motivates people to sabotage their products, according to the latest version of a 58-page guidance document issued by the government of the United Kingdom. Published earlier this week by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the British Standards Institute, the revised guidance for industry… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: Moving faster than a speeding bullet


No less than the 9/11 Commission said border security should be a cornerstone of national policy. After all, the 19 hijackers who killed 3,000 people and injured more than 6,000 others in 2001 got into the United States by acquiring visas and gaining admission without challenge. Time was when we were demanding to know how that… Continue Reading

FDA Holds First Public Meeting on FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration held its first public meeting last week on its proposed rule on intentional adulteration under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). “We see this, in many ways, while being different in terms of where the hazards come from, in line with the basic principles that underlie FSMA,” said… Continue Reading