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FDA Internal Review: Update ‘Redbook’ to Reflect Current Science

The FDA has completed a chemical safety assessment review focusing on the scientific capacity, efficiency, and management of its chemical safety resources. As a result of the review within CFSAN and the Center for Veterinary Medicine, the agency will update the FDA’s Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients (the so-called “Redbook”), the guidance document used primarily by CFSAN for evaluation of human food products.

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NMR ‘Fingerprint’ Could Detect Organic Food Fraud

All it takes is a quick trip down the nearest grocery store produce aisle to know that organic food comes at a significant markup over nonorganic versions of the same products. The global organic food market is a $62 billion business. But are consumers forking over an extra couple of dollars (or more) per pound for those organic apples or peaches getting what they’re paying for?

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Changing Methods for the Measurement of Dietary Fiber

In its simplest terms, dietary fiber content in a sample is measured in the laboratory by what is called an enzymatic-gravimetric method. After defatting, a food sample is treated with enzymes that mimic the digestive process in the human small intestine. Digestible carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars and removed from the sample by precipitation using ethanol followed by filtration.

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Detecting and Measuring Microbial (Unicellular Yeast) Growth on Food Products using Loss‐On‐Drying Moisture Analysis

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A Complete Manufacturing Approach to Effective Water Activity Monitoring

This seminar will provide information about strategies to control product consistency, quality and safety using water activity testing at key locations in a manufacturing facility. Strategies using water activity to facilitate product development and formulation in the R&D lab will be discussed. Applications for water activity in ensuring the quality and consistency of incoming ingredients at ingredient inspection also will be discussed. Information will be provided on ways for QA/QC departments to...

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