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Regulatory action criteria for filth and other extraneous materials.I. Review of hard or sharp foreign objects as physical hazards in food.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10049789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A review of the scientific literature concerning physical hazards in food products is combined with the results of 190 evaluations of foreign objects in food that were conducted by the FDA Health Hazard Evaluation Board over a period of 25 years. Hard or sharp objects 7 mm or longer in size were found to be a potential health hazard from laceration, perforation wound, and possible secondary infection. Objects less than 7 mm in size represent a possible hazard, especially if a special-risk group (e.g., infants, elderly) is among the intended consumers of the product. The results proved consistent with U.S. Department of Agriculture guidance concerning foreign objects in food. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point applications for physical hazards in food are discussed.
Authors:
A R Olsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0273-2300     ISO Abbreviation:  Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-15     Completed Date:  1999-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214983     Medline TA:  Regul Toxicol Pharmacol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Microanalytical Branch, HFS-315, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, S.W., Washington, DC, 20204, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Food Contamination* / legislation & jurisprudence
Food Inspection* / legislation & jurisprudence
Glass
Hazardous Substances*
Humans
Metals
Particle Size
Plastics
Quality Control
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
Wood
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hazardous Substances; 0/Metals; 0/Plastics

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