Food Safety Magazine

Risk Assessment

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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
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.

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.

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.

February 11, 2013
Food Safety Management: Hazard- or Risk-Based?
Food Safety Management: Hazard- or Risk-Based?

The main goal of food safety must be to target our food safety efforts toward the prevention of actual harm.

February 11, 2013
The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management
The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management

Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.

December 6, 2012
Anticipating Food Safety Risks
Anticipating Food Safety Risks

Collaboration at all levels, within and across companies, retailers, authorities and all stakeholders is required to apply a multidisciplinary approach to food safety.

Understanding and Managing Food Safety Risks
Understanding and Managing Food Safety Risks

As government agencies and the food industry adopt risk management approaches, the increased transparency of the process produces a number of communication challenges.  

Something Old, Something New: Innovation within Existing Food Testing Technologies
Something Old, Something New: Innovation within Existing Food Testing Technologies

Amid consumer, regulatory and food processor urgency to address and resolve food safety issues increases in value-added foodborne pathogen detection options is also evident.
 

Reducing the Risk of Failure
Reducing the Risk of Failure

Cleaning and sanitation programs for the facility’s equipment, building and grounds are critical to the success of integrated pest management.

Concerns Related to International Risk Analysis
Concerns Related to International Risk Analysis

A key discipline for further reducing foodborne illness and strengthening food safety systems is risk analysis.

Pandemic Flu and the U.S. Food Industry
Pandemic Flu and the U.S. Food Industry

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.

How to Assess the Risk of Emerging Chemical Contaminants in Foods
How to Assess the Risk of Emerging Chemical Contaminants in Foods

Emerging chemical contaminants are associated with numerous wide-ranging and overlapping environmental issues.

A Pragmatic Risk Assessment Strategy to Qualify Ingredient and Other Suppliers
A Pragmatic Risk Assessment Strategy to Qualify Ingredient and Other Suppliers

Companies are increasingly adopting a policy of zero tolerance with regard to testing results from their suppliers.