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Leveraging Ethnography to Improve Food Safety
Leveraging Ethnography to Improve Food Safety

Applied ethnography, when properly employed, gives us an unbiased and comprehensive understanding of current food safety practices.

Is It Time for Retail HACCP?
Is It Time for Retail HACCP?

Many food safety hazards present themselves in the retail environment.

 

Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!
Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!

The best approach to protect your product from chemical contamination is to identify the hazards in your ingredients before they can affect your final product.

 

It’s Not All about the Science
It’s Not All about the Science

Increased media coverage of food hazards has raised awareness of these hazards and increased vigilance in food-handling practices in the home.

 

After Acquisition: “Chemistry” Benefits Small Food Companies
After Acquisition:  “Chemistry” Benefits Small Food Companies

The solution for a successful acquisition is to find the right relationship with a partner that shares a similar vision, particularly on food safety.

FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know
FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know

FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
 

The Critical Cleaning Zone
The Critical Cleaning Zone

Establishing zones within the food processing facility is an important technique for reducing the likelihood of cross-contamination.
 

Maximizing Insurance Coverage for Food Contamination Claims
Maximizing Insurance Coverage for Food Contamination Claims

Foodborne illness claims are among the greatest financial risks facing the food industry.

The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management
The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management

Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.

Food Safety Management: Hazard- or Risk-Based?
Food Safety Management: Hazard- or Risk-Based?

The main goal of food safety must be to target our food safety efforts toward the prevention of actual harm.

Ensuring Success of Food Company Outsourcing
Ensuring Success of Food Company Outsourcing

Outsourcing business functions, specifically laboratory testing  may increase efficiency and cut costs with proper planning, careful contracting and ongoing oversight.
      

Food Safety Revisited: A Business Imperative
Food Safety Revisited: A Business Imperative

Today food companies need new initiatives to demonstrate their ability to produce safe products and keep public confidence.

Creating a Culture of Food Safety
Creating a Culture of Food Safety

Finding a group of like-minded employees who embrace the new direction and are committed to driving it forward is critical to the success of any change initiative.
 

From One Tweet to a Full-Blown Crisis: Social Media Crisis Management
From One Tweet to a Full-Blown Crisis: Social Media Crisis Management

Companies and organizations in the food industry are taking steps to use social media to help respond to issues and prepare for crisis management.

Why Utilizing Social Media as a Risk Mitigation Tool Is a “Must-Do”
Why Utilizing Social Media as a Risk Mitigation Tool Is a “Must-Do”

ConAgra Foods has been recognized as a company that takes pride in its food safety culture and practices.

Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry
Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry

Food safety is a pressing issue for governments, food processors, retailers and consumers worldwide, not only in the meat and seafood industries, but also in the dairy industry.

Rainforest Alliance Certification
Rainforest Alliance Certification

Rainforest Alliance certification is one of the certifications that promote sustainable agriculture practices in line with increasing food safety.

Food Safety Culture: Insurance Against Catastrophe
Food Safety Culture: Insurance Against Catastrophe

Culture has many ingredients. These might include values, norms, accepted behaviors, history, tradition, habits and expectations.”

Food Safety & the CEO: Keys to Bottom Line Success
Food Safety & the CEO: Keys to Bottom Line Success

The CEO should know all about food safety for the proper management of the business.

Animal Welfare and Food Safety
Animal Welfare and Food Safety

When we debate how animals should be treated, we are also debating the safety of our food.


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