Food Ingredients

USP Congratulates Margaret Hamburg on Her Successful Tenure at the FDA

USP Congratulates Margaret Hamburg

Margaret Hamburg is approaching the end of a successful six-year tenure as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. USP extends its congratulations to Dr. Hamburg in this letter from CEO Ron Piervincenzi.

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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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