Food Safety Magazine

Recall/Crisis Management

National Security Can Begin in the Chicken House and the Processing Plant
National Security Can Begin in the Chicken House and the Processing Plant

Food corporations must consider the evolving security environment as their first priority to safeguard the brand integrity and bottom line of their businesses.

FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks
FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network began operating in August 2011, it was structured to respond to foodborne illness outbreaks in three interdependent phases.

The Blame Game: Supply Chain Indemnity Agreements
The Blame Game: Supply Chain Indemnity Agreements

The food product industry faces an escalating barrage of lawsuits—both for alleged mislabeling and for safety violations.

 

Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze
Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze

Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.

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.

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.

Crisis Management in the Digital World
Crisis Management in the Digital World

Companies must strive to include innovative communication strategies in their crisis management plans.

Getting a Handle on Listeria
Getting a Handle on <i>Listeria</i>

An interview with Catherine W. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Vermont, provides background on the emergence of this pathogen as a health concern.

Lessons Learned: Food Safety Preparedness before the Next Natural Disaster
Lessons Learned: Food Safety Preparedness before the Next Natural Disaster

Natural disasters are known to impact our food supply, and responders should implement plans before a disaster strike to help mitigate issues that arise.

Customer-Supplier Relationships: Microbiological Specifications for Raw Materials and Ingredients
Customer-Supplier Relationships: <br>Microbiological Specifications for Raw Materials and Ingredients

Most recorded foodborne outbreaks are caused by raw and unprocessed or minimally processed foods.

Guidelines for Conducting a Simulated Food Recall
Guidelines for Conducting a Simulated Food Recall

The purpose of a food recall simulation is to determine whether your crisis plan works.


All-Natural Activin Eliminates Salmonella and E. coli
All-Natural Activin Eliminates Salmonella and <i>E. coli</i>

New intervention based on activated lactoferrin can be used as an antimicrobial spray for food applications.

Conducting Effective Foodborne Disease Investigations
Conducting Effective Foodborne Disease Investigations

Outbreak investigations must focus on identifying the source of contamination, the situations that allowed contaminants to survive and permitted the pathogen to cause illnesses.

The Year of the Recall Response
The Year of the Recall Response

The year 2007 was a banner year for food-related recalls, and 2008 promised to be even worse.

Now Showing: Reducing Risk Factors at Foodservice & Retail
Now Showing: Reducing Risk Factors at Foodservice & Retail

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 Consumers and Science Collide
When Consumers and Science Collide

During the last 45 years, while Americans have been taught not to trust institutions, the food business has grown into a large, complex system.

Bioterrorism: The Next Food Safety Threat
Bioterrorism: The Next Food Safety Threat

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reminded the food industry of obvious vulnerabilities that should be addressed to keep the food supply safe.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: RRTs in Action
Where the Rubber Meets the Road:  RRTs in Action

Real-world examples of Rapid Response Teams responding to incidents are described.

Why Don't We Learn More from Our Mistakes?
Why Don't We Learn More from Our Mistakes?

Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.

Whistleblowing: Food Safety and Fraud
Whistleblowing: Food Safety and Fraud

A whistleblower is any person who reports or discloses information on a threat or harm to the public interest in the context of their work-based relationship and is needed in the food industry.

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