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Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) Validation

Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) Validation

“Validation” is a term and concept that is widely used but is also widely misused and misunderstood. Validation of food safety control measures is currently a mandatory requirement in US, other countries and in internationally accepted regulations, but also in GFSI certification schemes, i.e. SQF, BRC, FSSC22000 and IFS. Several FDA and USDA regulations including FSMA Preventive Controls, LACF/AF…

GRAS for Cannabinoids

GRAS for Cannabinoids

FDA has not received and accepted any generally-recognized as safe for food-use (GRAS) notifications for purified cannabinoids (a.k.a. cannabinoid isolates) to date. Zero. Said another way, if the title of this article were a punny crossword puzzle clue, the only possible answer would be black squares…

Food Labeling Challenges in a Pandemic

Food Labeling Challenges in a Pandemic

Under normal circumstances, food producers have many plates to spin in order to comply with food regulations, including food labeling requirements. Most especially, in order to assure accurate food ingredient, allergen and nutrition labeling, manufacturers must be certain they possess the most recent …

Reality Due to Globalization

Reality Due to Globalization

The year 2018 witnessed the 100th anniversary of the influenza H1N1 pandemic, sometimes referred to as the 1918 Spanish Flu. Despite being coined the Spanish Flu, its origins are unknown. That pandemic, which killed an estimated 50 million worldwide and 675,000 in …