It is no secret that there has been significant media exposure, public health impact and decrease in consumer confidence in recent years due to some significant food safety incidents.
Companies must strive to include innovative communication strategies in their crisis management plans.
The food industry must continue to take responsibility for what it can control and not rely on, or expect, regulators to find the gaps in the process.
Selecting the right ingredient supplier may seem like an onerous process for your supply chain, but this is an important food safety-related decision.
For Costco Wholesale, dedication to food safety is in the very fabric of its corporate culture.
Part III of a series exploring the cultural and technical food production issues faced by developing countries.
For training and certification to be successful, all food protection professionals must have a clearly defined skill set to do their jobs.
The causes of produce-related outbreaks, including field-level contamination or contaminated inputs such as water, do not discriminate between small or large producers.
A culture of food safety is built on a set of shared values that operators and their staff follow to produce and provide food in the safest manner.
Amid consumer, regulatory and food processor urgency to address and resolve food safety issues increases in value-added foodborne pathogen detection options is also evident.
Doug Willrett of Rhodia Food discusses the growing trend toward developing antimicrobial ingredients for the food industry.
Outbreak investigations must focus on identifying the source of contamination, the situations that allowed contaminants to survive and permitted the pathogen to cause illnesses.
Sanitation management software can ease the burden on the sanitation team to meet company goals.
To ensure the safety of food products in the U.S., we use a risk analysis approach to enhance the scientific basis of regulatory decisions and implement food safety programs.
The greatest scientists, including those in food safety, are able to understand when new information comes in, assimilate it, contemplate it and change their minds.