Foodborne illness claims are among the greatest financial risks facing the food industry.
An interview with Catherine W. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Vermont, provides background on the emergence of this pathogen as a health concern.
Most recorded foodborne outbreaks are caused by raw and unprocessed or minimally processed foods.
The purpose of a food recall simulation is to determine whether your crisis plan works.
New intervention based on activated lactoferrin can be used as an antimicrobial spray for food applications.
The year 2007 was a banner year for food-related recalls, and 2008 promised to be even worse.
A paradigm shift in stakeholder communication and partnering is creating a food safety culture that should have a positive impact on reducing risk factors for food contamination events.
When the dust settles after a pandemic hits, the food industry and individual businesses will be judged on how they conducted operations during the pandemic.
Supply chain verification isn’t a new concept, but it is more relevant in today’s food and agriculture system than ever before.
Recalls often occur at a rapid pace, requiring manufacturers to quickly decipher, analyze and act upon an evolving fact pattern.
With food safety-related recalls becoming more commonplace, it is essential for incident response teams to understand and implement effective and transparent processes.
Testing crisis management plans by running regular simulations can sharpen responses and expose gaps in a food safety management system.
Effective, responsible communication is key to maintaining trust in the food system and a challenge for communicating prior to, during and after a recall.
To build consumer trust, the food system must communicate ethically to build the trust that protects its freedom to operate.
Monitoring and maintaining the integrity of the food supply is a tough job; government agencies and food safety systems do it admirably under some very challenging circumstances.
If the claimant is indeed sick due to food poisoning, then action needs to begin immediately to deduce the cause of the illness.
Given the importance of risk assessment to public health decisions, food safety agencies have established mechanisms to engage the entire food industry on such issues.
Crises arising from consumer complaints are believed to outnumber all other factors by an order of magnitude.
This article explores the details of the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, the methods used to link cases of illness and subsequent actions by industry to prevent future outbreaks.