The widespread move from global food supply chains to food supply networks presents considerable challenges.
Foodborne illness claims are among the greatest financial risks facing the food industry.
Companies must strive to include innovative communication strategies in their crisis management plans.
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.
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 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.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reminded the food industry of obvious vulnerabilities that should be addressed to keep the food supply safe.
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.
Since its establishment in April 2000, the UK Food Standards Agency has managed more than 12,000 food safety incidents of varying scale and complexity.
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.
Companies and organizations in the food industry are taking steps to use social media to help respond to issues and prepare for crisis management.