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United States Government Regulations and International Standards Related to Food Analysis

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Part of the Food Analysis book series (FSTS)

Abstract

Knowledge of government regulations relevant to the chemical analysis of foods is extremely important to persons working in the food industry. Federal laws and regulations reinforce the efforts of the food industry to provide wholesome foods, to inform consumers about the nutritional composition of foods, and to eliminate economic frauds. In some cases, they dictate what ingredients a food must contain, what must be tested, and the procedures used to analyze foods for safety factors and quality attributes. This chapter describes the US federal regulations related to the composition of foods. The reader is referred to references (1–4) for comprehensive coverage of US food laws and regulations. Many of the regulations referred to in this chapter are published in the various titles of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (5). This chapter also includes information about food standards and safety practices established by international organizations. Internet addresses are given at the end of this chapter for many of the government agencies, organizations, and documents discussed.

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Federal Trade Commission Grade Standard National Marine Fishery Service Interstate Commerce Inspection Program 
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Notes

2.9 Acknowledgments

The author thanks numerous employees of the various agencies and organizations who contributed information and reviewed sections of this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food SciencePurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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