Food Safety

FDA Food Facility Inspection

About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a significant public health burden that is largely preventable. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Read more…

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Food Safety

Total Quality Management (TQM)

Total Quality Management (TQM) refers to management methods used to enhance quality and productivity in business organizations. TQM is a comprehensive management approach that works horizontally across an organization, involving all departments and employees and extending backward and forward to include both suppliers and clients/customers. TQM is only one of Read more…

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Food Safety

Health Canada Regulation

A multi-year consultative development process led to Canada’s Natural Health Products regulations, a system that most agreed would bear watching as a possible model for other regions where the distinctive characteristics of natural health products could be recognized and the products treated as neither foods nor drugs, but as an Read more…

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Food Safety

FDA’s New Commissioner

When chemist Harvey Washington Wiley took the helm of the agency that would become the U.S. Food and Drug Administration more than a century ago, his mandate was narrow: making sure the label on a bottle or can matched the food or drug inside. Concerns about the safety of the Read more…

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Food Safety

Analytical Method Validation

Food and feed analysts are confronted with a number of common problems, irrespective of the analytical target. The analytical procedure can be described as a series of successive steps: sampling, sample processing, analyte extraction, and ending, finally, in interpretation of an analytical result produced with, e.g., real-time polymerase chain reaction. Read more…

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Food Safety

Quality Improvement Team

Forming a Quality Improvement Team at a Practice Improvement work invariably involves work across multiple systems and disciplines within a practice. The quality improvement (QI) team or committee (QIC) is the group of individuals within a practice charged with carrying out improvement efforts. The team may report to the organization’s Read more…

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