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The Four Commandments of Food Litigation
The Four Commandments of Food Litigation

Observance of these four commandments can help food companies band together to reduce frivolous lawsuits and reduce the significant time and expense that all food companies devote to managing litigation.

Six Ways to Grow and Retain Leaders for the Long Haul
Six Ways to Grow and Retain Leaders for the Long Haul

For companies in the food industry, leaders can do the most good or the most harm when it comes to keeping food safe and profits growing.

Food Product Recall Threat? Contamination Scare? Just Opportunities to Strengthen Your Brand
Food Product Recall Threat? Contamination Scare? Just Opportunities to Strengthen Your Brand

It makes sense to add a layer of protection to your food safety plan by learning and following essential tools and tips under intense media and government regulatory scrutiny.

 

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.

A Tale of Food Safety Woes: This Ever Happen To You?
A Tale of Food Safety Woes: This Ever Happen To You?

Valuable lessons can be learned from the mistakes made across the food industry. Those accounts warrant telling and repeating.

Listeria, Salmonella and Escherichia coli: Oh My!
<i>Listeria, Salmonella</i> and <i>Escherichia coli:</i> Oh My!

Do you know what your company should do in the face of a food recall? Here are some tips worth remembering.

 

What Exactly Is Meant by FDA’s Qualified Individual?
What Exactly Is Meant by FDA’s Qualified Individual?

Learn how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines a “qualified individual” and what it means for you.

Safety Is a Cornerstone of Ingredient Sustainability
Safety Is a Cornerstone of Ingredient Sustainability

Food manufacturers are working to increase the sustainability of their global footprint while at the same time making their products better and safer from farm to plate.

New Directions for the Global Food Safety Partnership
New Directions for the Global Food Safety Partnership

Food safety capacity development requires synergistic investments from both public and private partners to enhance opportunities for collaboration.

Supplier Certification: A Matter of Risk Assessment and Resources
Supplier Certification: A Matter of Risk Assessment and Resources

Regardless of the size of any food manufacturer, there will be a need to source, approve and maintain ingredient suppliers.

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.

What’s on the Minds of Food and Beverage Company Executives?
What’s on the Minds of Food and Beverage Company Executives?

Product safety, brand reputation, data security and growth priorities are forefront in food company decision making.

Benefits of Food Traceability
Benefits of Food Traceability

There are numerous reasons why every stakeholder in the global food supply needs to be thinking about traceability and why it’s important to them.

 

On-Farm Practices of Beef Producers and Processors: What Are the Gaps in Food Safety?
On-Farm Practices of Beef Producers and Processors: What Are the Gaps  in Food Safety?

Are foods produced close to home by small, independent producers really inherently more safe than—or at least as safe as—foods produced by large companies?

The Importance of Food Traceability
The Importance of Food Traceability

Why is traceability suddenly so important? It depends on who you talk to—public health, business, supply chain, consumers—all are key stakeholders in food traceability.

Planning for a Recall
Planning for a Recall

No word strikes more fear in the hearts of individuals in the food industry than “recall.” Advance planning for recalls can save lives and can make the difference in the survival of your company.

 

World-Class Food Safety in Foodservice
World-Class Food Safety in Foodservice

What exactly makes a foodservice company best-in-class or world-class in food safety?

 

The Blame Game: Supply Chain Indemnity Agreements
The Blame Game: Supply Chain Indemnity Agreements

The food product industry faces an escalating barrage of lawsuits—both for alleged mislabeling and for safety violations.

 

It’s Time to Take Stock of Your Food Company’s FDA Registration
It’s Time to Take Stock of Your Food Company’s FDA Registration

Registration allows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to respond quickly and efficiently to food-safety related issues and incidents. Is your company in compliance?

Traceability Is Not a Substitute for Transparency in the Recipe for Food Company Success
Traceability Is Not a Substitute for Transparency in the Recipe for Food Company Success

Traceability is designed to help food companies manage relationships, safeguard their food supply chains and protect their brands. But any supply relationship is fraught with risk. The answer? Transparency.

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