Food Ingredients

The Dirt on Food Contaminants

Food contamination

Food contaminants may be present in the environment or introduced during processing. Markus Lipp of USP discusses which contaminants pose public health risks and how these are addressed. 

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What’s USP’s Role in Helping Ensure Food Ingredients Safety?

How safe are food ingredients listed on the label?

With the debate about the safety of food additives recently revived in the media, proper identification of the additives themselves is an aspect of food safety often forgotten. It is assumed food ingredients are well known before safety assessments are performed, but that might not be always true.  

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Who’s Behind Food Safety?

Organizations that help to maintain a safe food supply in the United States

Most people in developed countries, whether they work in the food industry or not, take for granted that the food they consume is nutritious and free of substances that may be harmful to their health. What they may not realize is that it takes enormous effort from multiple stakeholders to keep their food "safe" on a daily basis. This article reveals the major players involved in maintaining a safe food supply in the United States.

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