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- 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.
- 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
The solution for a successful acquisition is to find the right relationship with a partner that shares a similar vision, particularly on food safety.
- 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.
- 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 is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
- 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
Foodborne illness claims are among the greatest financial risks facing the food industry.
- 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
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
Attention to food safety and making it the company’s highest priority can help managers assess employee performance.
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