food safety assessment Articles

  • Food safety issues in the irradiation of foods

    Food safety issues have become the most important focus in the field of nutrition today. After the discovery of X-rays and radioactivity, researchers found that exposure of foods to this radiation could kill some of the bacteria in it. Food irradiation is an additional method to increase the safety of foods. The objectives of this work are to study the safety aspects of the irradiation of foods, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is Probabilistic Food Safety Exposure

    What is Probabilistic Food Safety Exposure Assessment? There are a myriad of chemicals in food products consumed by populations. Each chemical in its own right may not be harmful to the population, but in combination with other chemicals, there may be risk of high levels of exposure to potentially harmful substances. An effective probabilistic exposure assessment needs to handle the ...


    By Creme Global

  • Survey of food safety behaviour in Nevada child caregivers

    We assessed the food safety practices of supervisors in Nevada childcare facilities. Although caregivers have a basic understanding of food safety, specific concerns exist, e.g. 32% of facilities indicated that they prepare food for others when experiencing diarrhoea and 51% indicated a little to no knowledge of hazard analysis and critical control point system guidelines. We found that people ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Effect Of Diversity In People`s Eating Habits

    The Effect Of Diversity In People's Eating Habits There are thousands of foods available on the market, with thousands of brands and hundreds of potential hazards in the food chain. Where do you start? People eat different things on different days, and different people have very different eating habits, not least during holiday seasons. This is natural variability in people's habits and has ...


    By Creme Global

  • EFSA Begins Public Consultation on Draft Guidance on the Preparation and Presentation of an Application for Authorization of a Novel Food

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has begun a public consultation on its draft guidance on the preparation and presentation of an application for authorization of a novel food. As reported in our December 22, 2015, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation of Gauteng Veterinary Services: a systems approach towards managing food safety in South Africa

    Consumers worldwide demand safe food that is produced in facilities that meet high quality and safety standards. There has been an evolution in legislative control regarding the safe processing of meat in South Africa. Legislation has been amended in order to strengthen government control of safe meat production. Abattoirs are legally compelled to implement the hygiene management system (HMS), a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Real World

    The Real World Food Safety Assessment As outlined in our Ideal World Article, it is not feasible or even possible to have a complete food consumption data set which records every single ingredient or chemical. It is especially not possible to have an up-to-date one, since food consumption habits and compositions are changing constantly and food surveys are carried out infrequently due to ...


    By Creme Global

  • EFSA Publishes Safety Assessment of Selenium Nanoparticles for use in Active Food Contact Materials

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavorings, and Processing Aids evaluated food contact material (FCM) Substance No. 1070, which incorporates selenium nanoparticles into the adhesive middle layer of multilayer laminates with an outside polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layer and an inner polyolefin (food contact) layer.  The results of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The role of quantitative risk assessment in the management of foodborne biological hazards

    Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) models have been used to assess the potential human exposure to, and assist in devising risk management strategies for, many foodborne hazards, including pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites. Mathematical models have played a vital role in the control and management of these microbes and have resulted in an increased understanding of their transmission and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enumeration of salmonella bacteria in food and feed samples by real-time pcr for quantitative microbial risk assessment

    Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) is an important approach for food safety in which risk and factors that influence food safety are identified. The goal is to provide an estimate of the level of illness that a pathogen can cause in a given population (13). For QMRA, there is a need for microbiological methods that generate ...

  • Assessing Food Safety Training Needs of Environmental Health Specialists in the U.S.: Focus Group Summary

    As part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service grant, six focus group sessions on the topic of food safety education and training were held June 24, 2008, at NEHA’s Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition in Tucson, Arizona. A total of 30 participants attended one of the six 50-minute sessions. Participants were NEHA conference ...

  • Restaurant Inspection Frequency and Food Safety Compliance

    Although food premises are regularly inspected, little information is available on the effect of inspections on compliance records, particularly with respect to the impact of the frequency of inspection on compliance. The following presents the outcome of a study designed to assess the impact of increased inspection frequency on compliance measures in Hamilton, Ontario, in the absence of any ...

  • An In-Home Video Study and Questionnaire Survey of Food Preparation, Kitchen Sanitation, and Hand Washing Practices

    Foodborne illnesses pose a problem to all individuals but are especially significant for infants, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems. Personal hygiene is recognized as the number-one way people can lower their risk. The majority of meals in the U.S. are eaten at home. Little is known, however, about the actual application of personal hygiene and sanitation behaviors in ...

  • What`s in the Package?

    What's in the Package? Packaging Migrant Food Safety Assessment What exactly is in your food's packaging? Migrants from food contact materials, often referred to as indirect food additives, have been shown to be present at low concentrations in food. As these migrants are hazards, their presence in food needs to be regulated. The new EU super directive aims to regulate all substances that ...


    By Creme Global

  • Open Innovation in the Food Industry

    Open Innovation in the Food Industry There are major new drivers impacting how consumers make choices about the foods they will spend money on. The food industry is responding to these drivers by developing new and innovative products. This has led to the development and marketing of more sophisticated food products from functional foods to nutraceuticals. From the earliest food supply ...


    By Creme Global

  • Bioethics: perceptions of biotechnology and policy implications

    Modern biotechnology has already had a great impact on medicine and agriculture. It is important to see these benefits and risks in an international way because the world is becoming smaller and ever more interdependent. Overall, most people in industrialised countries perceive more benefit than harm from science and believe that improved quality of life depends on scientific knowledge. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease preventive risk management in the Russian Federation

    To date, Russia has not reported any cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in its own territory. Qualitative self risk assessment indicated that if BSE occurred in the Russian Federation, the economic consequences would be devastating for its agriculture and economy. Preventive measures taken by the Russian Government to anticipate and reduce ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • It is time to develop ecological thresholds of toxicological concern to assist environmental hazard assessment

    The Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) concept is well established for assessing human safety of food‐contact substances and has been reapplied for a variety of endpoints including carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, and reproductive toxicity. The TTC establishes an exposure level for chemicals, below which no appreciable risk to human health or the environment is expected based upon a de ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy and its management in Israel

    Following the outbreak of BSE in the UK in the mid-1980s, Israel banned the importation of live cattle and meat and bone meal from the UK. The appearance of its first and only domestic case in 2002 prompted the implementation of several additional protective measures, including improvements to the active surveillance system and the removal of high risk materials. A geographic bovine spongiform ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Product Recalls

    Product Recalls Food product recalls have been a concern to consumers for many years. They incur immense direct costs for manufacturers and retailers, can shake consumer trust and may lead to consumers switching to competitors' brands. The number of food borne diseases that lead to mass product recalls is high - in the USA, over 17,000 cases of food poisoning were recorded for the year 2006. ...


    By Creme Global

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