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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.

Traceback Litigation: Epidemiological Point/Counter-Point
Traceback Litigation: Epidemiological Point/Counter-Point

Traceback litigation usually follows one of two events—a recall or consumer-launched lawsuit. Can you guess how these epidemiological cases played out?

 

Energy Drinks: The Management of Risk in the Twilight Zone
Energy Drinks: The Management of Risk in the Twilight Zone

A close look at what energy drink and supplement manufacturers should do when they find themselves in the “Twilight Zone”—a period after initial allegations have been made but before definitive health hazards have been definitely shown.

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.

Food Industry Problem Solving in Real Time
Food Industry Problem Solving in Real Time

To solve a problem in the food plant—whether it is complex or routine—you must first select the right tool for the job. Learn how to find the right approach for your company.

 

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