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GMO Food Animals Should be Judged by Product, Not Process
In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, says a UC Davis animal scientist.
Acetaldehyde and Formaldehyde Content in Foods
Korean researchers have determined the content of the toxic and carcinogenic aldehydes, acetaldehyde and formaldehyde, in a variety of food groups.
Increasing Vitamin D Supplementation
New study from ETH Zurich finds that elderly women should consume more vitamin D than previously recommended during the winter months.
IARC Monographs Evaluate Consumption of Red Meat and Processed Meat
Processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%.
Nanoparticles in Foods Raise Safety Questions
Nanoparticles can make foods like jawbreaker candies brighter and creamier and keep them fresh longer. But researchers are still in the dark about what the tiny additives do once inside our bodies.
Arsenic Found in Many U.S. Red Wines
A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America’s top four wine-producing states — California, Washington, New York and Oregon — found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what’s allowed in drinking water.
Viruses Join Fight Against Harmful Bacteria
Engineered viruses could combat human disease and improve food safety.
Plastic for Dinner
Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made debris according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia.
Diet, Exercise, Smoking Habits and Genes Interact To Affect and Risk
NIH-funded study points to converging factors that drive disease-related inflammation.
Marzipan Made From Pure Almonds
Researchers carry out DNA analyses and use advanced protein identification techniques to determine whether marzipan is made from pure almonds or also contains other nuts or beans.
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Considerations for Maintaining a Validated State of Your Analyst® Software
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Once the system has been validated and put into production it is important to assess the impact on maintaining the validated state of installing updates to your Analyst Software. We recommend that you
read the release notes that accompany each hotfix and determine if there are any updates that apply to your system.

If they do apply to your system, it is important to determine whether any of the updates have regulatory impact. If they do have regulatory impact, it is best to apply them. If they do not have regulatory impact, you will need to weigh the benefit of applying the updates in light of the time and effort that will be required for testing.

It is also worth noting that future hotfixes may require you to install prior hotfixes. It is especially important that updates to auditing and/or electronic signature functionality be applied since they have clear regulatory impact.

The purpose of this white paper is to describe the activities and systems that should be monitored or considered in order to preserve the validated status of Analyst® Software.

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