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EAS packaging expert Thomas Dunn published an article in Food Safety Magazine on packaging concerns for the food industry. As an integral part of the food supply chain, packaging may pose biological, chemical, or physical hazards to the food supply. But as soon as packaged food leaves the managed confines of GMP zones, packaging must also mitigate the environmental hazards encountered between the packaging room and the point of consumption. The hazard analysis for a food processing facility typically begins at the receiving dock and ends at the shipping dock. While each element of the food supply chain has defined food safety practices, the package is present literally as another layer of protection for the food until its consumption. Read more on FSM’s website.

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