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Food Safety and Security Is Not Just about Preventing Pathogens
Food Safety and Security Is Not Just about Preventing Pathogens

Well-trained and observant employees can prevent food safety incidents. How do your employees stack up?

Industrial Chemical Systems Threat Mitigation—An Important Element in Food Defense
Industrial Chemical Systems Threat Mitigation—An Important Element in Food Defense

Food personnel safety and security plans are not stand-alone efforts, unconnected to the business practices that make for company success, they must be firmly integrated into the company’s food safety culture.

Power Outage Shows Hacker Threats Are a Real Threat to the Food Industry
Power Outage Shows Hacker Threats Are a Real Threat to the Food Industry

What are the implications of breaches in cybersecurity for the food industry? Knowing the targets is key.

Is Terrorism a Threat to the U.S. Food Industry?
Is Terrorism a Threat to the U.S. Food Industry?

Are global food supplies at risk in this age of terrorism? You be the judge.

National Security Can Begin in the Chicken House and the Processing Plant
National Security Can Begin in the Chicken House and the Processing Plant

Food corporations must consider the evolving security environment as their first priority to safeguard the brand integrity and bottom line of their businesses.

Food Defense in the Age of Domestic Terrorism
Food Defense in the Age of Domestic Terrorism

A look at how domestic terrorism may impact food safety and food security…are we overlooking the obvious?

 

Staying One Step Ahead of Food Fraudsters
Staying One Step Ahead of Food Fraudsters

Food companies must know with whom they and their direct supply partners are dealing. Good business practices require this. Know how to protect your brand and reputation.

FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks
FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network began operating in August 2011, it was structured to respond to foodborne illness outbreaks in three interdependent phases.

FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods
FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods

What precisely should be reported in order to make the Reportable Food Registry effective in protecting consumers? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants your input. To that end, it has extended until August 18, 2014, the period for submitting comments on the proposed rulemaking.

The Reality of Food Terrorism
The Reality of Food Terrorism

According to the World Health Organization, food terrorism is a reality. See what regulators are doing around the world to combat this increasing threat.

 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”

Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.

 

Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food
Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food

The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations appears set, but not without an interesting legal battle.
 

Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety
Ingredient Adulteration Undermines Food Safety

An essential supplement to quality and safety systems that anchors them in reality is periodic testing to verify the authenticity of food ingredients.
 

Bakeries Rise to Food Safety and Defense Challenges
Bakeries Rise to Food Safety and Defense Challenges

An interview with Lee Sanders of the American Bakers Association reveals the latest food safety challenges facing bakeries today.

Quaker Employees Learn How to Fight Terrorists
Quaker Employees Learn How to Fight Terrorists

In response to the growing threat of terrorist attacks via food manufacturing, The Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids, IA, is embarking on a revolutionary new approach to security.

Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears
Awesome Audit Attitudes: Jumping Through Hoops Without Grinding Gears

Audits ensure that your plant’s food safety and quality assurance processes are working properly.

FDA's Food Safety Program in FY 2002: Measuring Accomplishments
FDA's Food Safety Program in FY 2002: Measuring Accomplishments

Although food defense efforts received the greatest visibility during 2002, work on traditional food safety programs continued.

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud

As an industry, we are early in addressing food fraud and are in a great position to establish a firm foundation before—or while—laws and standards are being developed.

Incorporating Defense into HACCP
Incorporating Defense into HACCP

Building on and extending the existing HACCP system is the most efficient way to provide comprehensive food protection.

Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards
Food Defense in the Global Environment: The Role of Quality Standards

The issue of food ingredients and their quality is an often overlooked yet critical component of food safety.

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