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HACCP Credential Closes the Verification Loop
HACCP Credential Closes the  Verification Loop

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is an essential tool in the food safety arsenal and is used globally to ensure safe food worldwide.

Food Chain Scandals Top Public’s Concerns
Food Chain Scandals Top Public’s Concerns

With food scandals exposed in fast food chains, supermarkets and local businesses, concerns about the safety and hygiene of food is increasing.

 

Is It Time for Retail HACCP?
Is It Time for Retail HACCP?

Many food safety hazards present themselves in the retail environment.

 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”

Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.

 

Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures for Packaging
Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures  for Packaging

New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
 

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.
 

The Critical Cleaning Zone
The Critical Cleaning Zone

Establishing zones within the food processing facility is an important technique for reducing the likelihood of cross-contamination.
 

Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization
Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization

Globalization of the food supply brings incredible growth opportunities, but the accompanying challenges cannot be ignored. Traceability throughout a complex supply chain has resulted in much greater risk exposure and potential liability for food manufacturers.
 

Assessing Employee Food Safety Performance
Assessing Employee Food Safety Performance

Attention to food safety and making it the company’s highest priority can help managers assess employee performance.
 

How to Make Your Employees Care about Food Safety
How to Make Your Employees Care about Food Safety

While you can’t make employees care about food safety, you can guide them: Tips and tools are presented for upper management to create a culture of food safety at food companies worldwide.

A Food Safety Management Framework for Foodservice and Catering

Despite the widely accepted gains emerging from adopting food safety management systems worldwide, the foodservice and catering sectors have not made advances towards deploying such systems in improving their food safety and hygiene practices. Read more for a proposed framework to aid this situation.

Culinary Student Food Safety Assessment

As foodborne illness can be caused by contamination during food preparation and/or storage, foodservice training is of paramount importance. This article reveals the findings of a survey of culinary arts students performed to assess their knowledge of food safety practices.

New Food Safety Education Outreach for Health Professionals
New Food Safety Education Outreach for Health Professionals

A review of “Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illnesses: A Primer for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals” is presented.

Food Safety Education for Ethnic Audiences
Food Safety Education for Ethnic Audiences

Many ethnic start-up retail and food service operations function without the benefit of a large corporate support structure and need industry support.

Training Is a Key Component in Serving Patrons with Food Allergies
Training Is a Key Component in Serving Patrons with Food Allergies

Training of waitstaff on food allergens is essential, but the entire establishment should maintain an allergen-free kitchen and incorporate a company-wide food safety culture.

Building a Solid Foundation in Meat Processing and Preparation
Building a Solid Foundation in  Meat Processing and Preparation

The State University College of Agriculture and Technology in Cobleskill, NY, offers curricula in every facet of food production.

Costco Wholesale: Culturing Food Safety Success
Costco Wholesale: Culturing Food Safety Success

For Costco Wholesale, dedication to food safety is in the very fabric of its corporate culture.

Lessons Learned: Food Safety Preparedness before the Next Natural Disaster
Lessons Learned: Food Safety Preparedness before the Next Natural Disaster

Natural disasters are known to impact our food supply, and responders should implement plans before a disaster strike to help mitigate issues that arise.

The Pieces of the Food Safety Puzzle
The Pieces of the Food Safety Puzzle

A food safety program cannot be implemented without solid levels of management commitment that cross all departments.

Building a National Competency-Based Learning System for Food Officials
Building a National  Competency-Based  Learning System  for Food Officials

The competency framework process can be advantageous to task analysis for new jobs…or jobs that require mostly cognitive functions to complete.

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