Document Detail

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    
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.
A R Olsen
Related Documents :
19719129 - Food chemistry and u.s. food regulations.
15808359 - Lay and expert perceptions of zoonotic risks: understanding conflicting perspectives in...
24800389 - Effect of storage conditions on quality of prebiotic dark chocolate.
11518559 - Food biotechnology: dietitians' resource needs as determined by selected canadian key i...
15318499 - Virological analysis of shellfish for food safety and control.
17719159 - Comparative safety testing of genetically modified foods in a 90-day rat feeding study ...
17369209 - Milking cows once daily influences behavior and udder firmness at peak and mid lactation.
6771309 - Inhibition of candida albicans by lactobacillus acidophilus.
17379259 - Mechanisms for the prevention of marine bioinvasions for better biosecurity.
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    
Microanalytical Branch, HFS-315, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, S.W., Washington, DC, 20204, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Food Contamination* / legislation & jurisprudence
Food Inspection* / legislation & jurisprudence
Hazardous Substances*
Particle Size
Quality Control
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hazardous Substances; 0/Metals; 0/Plastics

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Intracellular expression of a cloned antibody fragment interferes with hepatitis B virus surface ant...
Next Document:  Regulatory action criteria for filth and other extraneous materials. II. Allergenic mites: an emergi...