Food Safety Magazine

Risk Assessment

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 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.

Antibiotic Resistance: An Emerging Food Safety Concern
Antibiotic Resistance: <br>An Emerging Food Safety Concern

The emergence of antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens is inherently linked to how antibiotics have been used in food animal production.

N60—What It Is and What It Is Not
N60—What It Is and What It Is Not

N60-Trim sampling is recognized as the gold standard sampling procedure for beef trimmings destined for raw ground use across the beef industry.

Food Safety and Risk Assessment
Food Safety and Risk Assessment

Management, especially senior management, has a responsibility to identify and mitigate risks within the organization.

Food Safety: Top Concern of Food Industry CEOs
Food Safety: Top Concern of Food Industry CEOs

The food industry must continue to take responsibility for what it can control and not rely on, or expect, regulators to find the gaps in the process.

Food Safety Interventions: Reducing Risk from Farm to Table
Food Safety Interventions: Reducing Risk from Farm to Table

The food industry is interested in controlling pathogenic bacteria from ‘farm to fork’ or ‘gate to plate.

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.