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- Recent Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Illustrates USDA Food Safety Regime
Although Foster Farms avoided the harshest of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s enforcement measures by making immediate changes to its manufacturing practices, it did not recall its products. Find out why.
- Jensen Farms’ Fall Underscores Need for Supply Relation Oversight in Era of FSMA
The fate of Jensen Farms offers an important lesson for food companies. Failure of proper planning, careful contracting and ongoing oversight may have a substantial, and potentially devastating, effect on a food company’s business and the consumers it feeds.
- Food Chain Scandals Top Public’s Concerns
With food scandals exposed in fast food chains, supermarkets and local businesses, concerns about the safety and hygiene of food is increasing.
- Is It Time for Retail HACCP?
Many food safety hazards present themselves in the retail environment.
- 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.
- Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”
Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.
- 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.
- New Perspectives on Risk Management
In general, food producers usually think of risk as the potential for undesirable consequences. But an optimistic attitude towards risk can be beneficial in terms of developing new products or starting new enterprises. What is your risk tolerance?
- Are You Ready To Address Whistleblower Complaints? Preparation Is Key
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.
- Produce Packers Query FDA Officials about FSMA Proposed Rules
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials provided insight on proposed rules for foreign supplier verification programs and the accreditation of third-party auditors during a Sept. 4 web seminar hosted by the United Fresh Produce Association, The Packer reported Sept. 5.
- Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food
The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations appears set, but not without an interesting legal battle.
- Utilizing the Newly Proposed Imported Food Safety Rules as a Risk Management Tool
The announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month of proposed regulations intended to strengthen the oversight of foods imported for consumption in the U.S. has generated a great deal of publicity and comment in the media.
- Culture Shift: Managing Risk Synonymous with Food Safety
Most players in the food supply chain believe that the safety of their product is a central concern. Regardless of this gradual shift in attitudes, the outcome is positive for the industry as food manufacturers are integrateing corporate risk management into their processes.
- Software Aims to Track Contaminants, Prevent Food Safety Problems
At a time when food safety breakdowns are costing businesses more than ever, a Lincoln, NE, startup known as Presage Analytics hopes to help food processors track contaminants and prevent costly recalls and outbreaks of illness. The company's software tracks and analyzes the environmental and product testing data that companies already collect, particularly focused on microbial data, to manage and prevent problems that could lead to recalls or foodborne illness outbreaks.
- Food Safety Databases: A New Challenge
The widespread move from global food supply chains to food supply networks presents considerable challenges.
- 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.
- Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures for Packaging
New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
- Lessons from Canada’s Largest-ever Meat Recall
Summary: Canada’s historic meat recall provides lessons on the importance of a food safety culture for all those along the food supply chain.
- Best Traceability Practices
Whether large- or small-scale, food product recalls tend to leave their mark on the industry and often alter practices for the better. In order to react quickly and responsibly to a voluntary or involuntary recall, all companies must be adequately prepared.
- Product Labeling: What’s Your Risk?
Without clear standards regulating labeling definitions, food and beverage companies are finding themselves under greater scrutiny over the validity of what is found on their products’ labels.
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