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The following list is a collection of all articles in the Management category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Best Practices, Case Studies, Food Defense, International, Recall/Crisis Management, Risk Assessment, Training

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.

Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures for Packaging
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.
 

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.

Food Safety Databases: A New Challenge
Food Safety Databases:  A New Challenge

The widespread move from global food supply chains to food supply networks presents considerable challenges.

Lessons from Canada’s Largest-ever Meat Recall
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
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?
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.
 

Corporate Culture, Food Safety, and the Grand Jury
Corporate Culture, Food Safety, and the Grand Jury

Food producers operate in an environment of ever-increasing regulation and complexity, but as a senior manager, you just have to make sure that your company follows the rules and meets the new FSMA standards.  Do that and you will have nothing else to worry about.

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.

Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft
Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period for a draft Qualitative Risk Assessment for certain food facilities that include farm packing operations for fresh fruits and vegetables.
 

Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization
Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization

Globalization of the food supply brings incredible growth opportunities, but the accompanying challenges cannot be ignored. Traceability throughout a complex supply chain has resulted in much greater risk exposure and potential liability for food manufacturers.
 

Assessing Employee Food Safety Performance
Assessing Employee Food Safety Performance

Attention to food safety and making it the company’s highest priority can help managers assess employee performance.
 

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.

How to Make Your Employees Care about Food Safety
How to Make Your Employees Care about Food Safety

While you can’t make employees care about food safety, you can guide them: Tips and tools are presented for upper management to create a culture of food safety at food companies worldwide.

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.

Anticipating Food Safety Risks
Anticipating Food Safety Risks

Collaboration at all levels, within and across companies, retailers, authorities and all stakeholders is required to apply a multidisciplinary approach to food safety.

Food Safety Issues in New Zealand: An Update

A number of microbial food safety issues have been identified in New Zealand. This article provides an update about the most pressing concerns facing the New Zealand food industry today.

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