• Impact of Genetically Modified Food on Health

    Impact of Genetically Modified Food on Health

    Genetically modified foods have been around since the 1990’s, it started out small but towards and after 2006 it was practiced in a lot of countries. So far different people have different opinions on genetically modified food where some are in favor of it while others against it.Organic farming groups and activists have been concerned about what genetically modified foods mean for our health and the organic market. Even though there has been little evidence of an effect of GM food, we are still unaware of what the long-term effects will be.As mentioned earlier peoples opinion on genetically modified food is still ambivalent. Numerous... Read More

  • MAKING PLASTICS SAFE TO USE IN FOOD PROCESSING

    MAKING PLASTICS SAFE TO USE IN FOOD PROCESSING

    From the time food is harvested up to the point where it reaches your house it touches a lot of plastic. Foods are processed on top of the plastic, carried in plastic lined containers as well as stored and reheated in plastic containers. In a factory, the plastic has to go through complicated processes as machines do everything from heat seal to blister pack and from bottling to canning, and the plastic has to stay strong. It is for this fact that this plastic should be safe for use in the food processing process.For manufacturers making plastic safe to use in food processing is vital. This is because without proper care food can get... Read More

  • HIPAA and Patient Information Privacy: What You Need to Know

    HIPAA and Patient Information Privacy: What You Need to Know

    Due to the massive amount of personal data and information stored electronically today, everybody is concerned about their patient information privacy. That is why you may find yourself questioning what your doctor is doing to ensure the protection of your healthcare information.Health plans, health care providers, health care clearinghouses, and their business associates have to abide by set industry standards when it comes to the storage and transmission of your healthcare information. However, some entities don’t have to follow these regulations. These include:State agencies such as child protective servicesLaw enforcement... Read More

  • What is Current Good Manufacturing Practices Compliance (cGMP)?

    What is Current Good Manufacturing Practices Compliance (cGMP)?

    In the United States, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) are the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) formal regulations regarding the design, monitoring, control, and maintenance of manufacturing processes and facilities. The word “current” was added to signal to companies that they needed to remain up to date with the latest technologies, not rely on what was a good practice ten years ago.cGMPs are followed by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to ensure that their items are manufactured to specific requirements including identity, strength, quality, and purity. Good Manufacturing Practices are regulated... Read More

  • The FDA’s Race To Catch Up With Digital Medicine

    The FDA’s Race To Catch Up With Digital Medicine

    The Food and Drug Administration announced an initiative in June, which would ramp up regulations in the digital health space. The announcement comes close after the 21st Century Cures Act which, among several proposals, starts to outline the role of FDA in overseeing digital health.It further clarified its plans with regard to regulation of digital health technologies in a new blog post last July. The most notable announcement was the new Pre-Cert for Software Pilot Program.The pre-cert program has important inclusion criteria that limit participants to those developing a “software product that meets the definition of a medical... Read More

  • Digitization of Healthcare

    Digitization of Healthcare

    Scientific and technological innovation are at the heart of improving the way doctors treat illness and disease. Long defined by non-interoperable systems and inaccessible data, digitization of healthcare now elevates and innovates data usage and analytics  — which benefits patients, physicians, and hospitals.When it comes to digitization, the healthcare industry is slowly moving forward, across a highly regulated field dealing with massive amounts of sensitive information about patients.One of the most notable efforts in this area has been the more than decade-long push to adopt electronic health records, the digital version of each... Read More