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 usually follows one of two events—a recall or consumer-launched lawsuit. Can you guess how these epidemiological cases played out?
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.
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.
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.
Applied ethnography, when properly employed, gives us an unbiased and comprehensive understanding of current food safety practices.
In the food industry, as in the automotive industry, internal vigilance for product safety is imperative: The lives and health of customers depend on it. What else can we learn?
The federal government has recently trained its most potent weapon—criminal prosecution—on the food and beverage industry. Learn how to minimize the risk to your company.
Structuring good questions to solve food safety issues requires discipline and a process to enable employees to find useful information and formulate the best solutions.
Training and education are the stepping stones to food safety; they link theory to practice. This article looks at the planning, design and implementation of education and training programs in food safety management.
According to the World Health Organization, food terrorism is a reality. See what regulators are doing around the world to combat this increasing threat.
The lawsuit that two consumer advocacy groups brought to compel deadlines for final publication of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been settled against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more about the implications of the agreement.
In the case of a food recall, a company’s food safety manager and its crisis communicator make up the most unlikely of duos. But don’t underestimate the importance of this team to your company’s ability to survive.
There is a looming unspoken food safety crisis in the restaurant business, caused because there is a lack of education and enforcement of important principles within the weakest link in the chain: the entry-level server.
A look back at the past 100+ years since Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle changed the way we look at food safety.
A look at the work at Dr. W. Edwards Deming offers effective advice for food companies wishing to drive increased success in the new year.
Many food safety hazards present themselves in the retail environment.
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.
Increased media coverage of food hazards has raised awareness of these hazards and increased vigilance in food-handling practices in the home.
How can a food company prepare for whistleblower claims? For starters, food companies should educate their employees on the programs and processes by which the company intends to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.