As food safety is top of mind for retail customers, distributors, processors and growers, do you know how to effectively use crisis response hotlines during a product recall?
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) was originally developed based on several key program types.
The basic goal of toxicology is to elucidate the magnitude of the expression of a particular hazard along the continuum of exposure.
Hazard Analysis and risk assessment are not the same; should they be kept separate?
Regardless of the size of any food manufacturer, there will be a need to source, approve and maintain ingredient suppliers.
Research shows that a growing number of consumers are open to accepting genetic modification (GM) of foods if the technology used during production results in certain benefits.
The food product industry faces an escalating barrage of lawsuits—both for alleged mislabeling and for safety violations.
A close look at what energy drink and supplement manufacturers should do when they find themselves in the “Twilight Zone”—a period after initial allegations have been made but before definitive health hazards have been definitely shown.
Processors that have been producing pasteurized products and are considering introducing raw products to their product portfolios should weigh gains in profits with the much higher risks to the safety of their customers and the potential financial liability to their business.
The best approach to protect your product from chemical contamination is to identify the hazards in your ingredients before they can affect your final product.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The solution for a successful acquisition is to find the right relationship with a partner that shares a similar vision, particularly on food safety.
The widespread move from global food supply chains to food supply networks presents considerable challenges.
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.
FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
Foodborne illness claims are among the greatest financial risks facing the food industry.
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.