Food Safety Magazine

Risk Assessment

April 19, 2016
Crisis Management with Product Recall and Contamination Insurance
Crisis Management with Product Recall and Contamination Insurance

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?

December 7, 2015
HACCP Issues and Impacts
HACCP Issues and Impacts

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) was originally developed based on several key program types.

December 7, 2015
Understanding the Difference
Understanding the Difference

The basic goal of toxicology is to elucidate the magnitude of the expression of a particular hazard along the continuum of exposure.

November 3, 2015
Understanding the Differences between Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
Understanding the Differences between Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment

Hazard Analysis and risk assessment are not the same; should they be kept separate?

October 19, 2015
Supplier Certification: A Matter of Risk Assessment and Resources
Supplier Certification: A Matter of Risk Assessment and Resources

Regardless of the size of any food manufacturer, there will be a need to source, approve and maintain ingredient suppliers.

March 17, 2015
Verifying Nutrition and Safety Benefits may Increase Consumer Acceptance of GM and Nanotech Foods
Verifying Nutrition and Safety Benefits may Increase Consumer Acceptance of GM and Nanotech Foods

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.

December 15, 2014
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.

 

August 19, 2014
Energy Drinks: The Management of Risk in the Twilight Zone
Energy Drinks: The Management of Risk in the Twilight Zone

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.

January 7, 2014
Is Raw Milk Increasing Risk in Our Food Supply?
Is Raw Milk Increasing Risk in Our Food Supply?

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.

October 3, 2013
Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!
Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!

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.

 

October 1, 2013
New Perspectives on Risk Management
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?

 

August 20, 2013
Utilizing the Newly Proposed Imported Food Safety Rules as a Risk Management Tool
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.
 

August 20, 2013
Culture Shift: Managing Risk Synonymous with Food Safety
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.
 

August 19, 2013
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.

August 5, 2013
After Acquisition: “Chemistry” Benefits Small Food Companies
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.

August 5, 2013
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.

June 18, 2013
Product Labeling: What’s Your Risk?
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.
 

April 16, 2013
FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know
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.
 

April 3, 2013
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.

April 2, 2013
Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft
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.