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Records and Information Management: A Key Ingredient for Efficient Food Business Operations and Audit Preparedness
Records and Information Management: A Key Ingredient for Efficient Food Business Operations and Audit Preparedness

Document and information protocols often are one of the more difficult challenges food companies face when designing and implementing a food safety program.

 

Shippers Bear Primary Responsibility for Safe Transportation of Food
Shippers Bear Primary Responsibility for Safe Transportation of Food

Under the final Sanitary Transportation rule, primary responsibility for nearly all safety risks during transportation falls to the shipper. Do you know the extent of your responsibility?

Packaging: The Final Ingredient
Packaging:  The Final Ingredient

It is important for manufacturers of organic or clean-label products to select packaging that helps them deliver on brand promises of purity.

Protect Your Secret Sauce from Theft and Intentional Adulteration
Protect Your Secret Sauce from Theft and Intentional Adulteration

The new Food Safety Modernization Act rule on intentional adulteration encourages U.S. food companies to take measures that prevent food safety problems from occurring and harming consumers.  

 

One Food Safety Agency – Heresy?
One Food Safety Agency – Heresy?

Would a single, national food safety agency in the U.S. ever become reality? Do we even want it to?

It’s Only Natural: Recent Developments Regarding the Term “Natural” in Food Labeling
It’s Only Natural: Recent Developments Regarding the Term “Natural” in Food Labeling

What the term “natural” means on your food product label: What is your liability?

From Bonds to Burritos: How the Increasing Criminalization of Regulatory Offenses Affects the Food and Beverage Industry
From Bonds to Burritos: How the Increasing Criminalization of Regulatory Offenses  Affects the Food and Beverage Industry

Why are criminal prosecutors more interested in food industry behavior these days? It’s time to take notice.

 

The Increasing Scrutiny of Food Packaging
The Increasing Scrutiny of Food Packaging

While FDA continues to use this standard for assessing the safety of food packaging materials, changes are taking place.

Ten Considerations for Developing a FSMA-Compliant Supplier Verification Program
Ten Considerations for Developing a FSMA-Compliant Supplier Verification Program

If you sell or import foods, you need to understand how you’re affected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act regulations that mandate supplier verification for all food sold in the United States.

What Misbranding Means for Restaurants and Retail Food Stores
What Misbranding Means  for Restaurants and Retail Food Stores

The Menu Labeling Rule specifies that the nutritional information be displayed next to the name or price.

A Tale of Food Safety Woes: This Ever Happen To You?
A Tale of Food Safety Woes: This Ever Happen To You?

Valuable lessons can be learned from the mistakes made across the food industry. Those accounts warrant telling and repeating.

Increased Criminal Prosecutions: An Additional Cost of Doing Business
Increased Criminal Prosecutions: An Additional Cost of Doing Business

Food companies must be wary of a new focus by the U.S. Department of Justice on food-related cases as increases in the risks and costs of producing food are on the horizon.

Natural or Unnatural—That Is the Lingering Question
Natural or Unnatural—That Is the Lingering Question

“Natural” does not necessarily mean “safe;” but what does this word really mean in terms of food safety?

Insuring the Safety of Foreign Foods
Insuring the Safety of Foreign Foods

Taking a closer look at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Are you affected by the latest regulations?

What Exactly Is Meant by FDA’s Qualified Individual?
What Exactly Is Meant by FDA’s Qualified Individual?

Learn how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines a “qualified individual” and what it means for you.

A Look at GMPs: How FSMA Will Change Expectations
A Look at GMPs: How FSMA Will Change Expectations

The Food Safety Modernization Act will modernize current Good Manufacturing Practices regarding manufacturing, processing, packaging and holding of human foods.

A Look Back at 2015 Food Recalls
A Look Back at 2015 Food Recalls

The year 2015 was the first year that Food Safety Magazine embarked on a seemingly impossible feat—to track every single food product recall announced in the U.S. and Canada. Here's a look back at the year.

FSMA Update: Importing Food under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program
FSMA Update: Importing Food under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules extend beyond the borders of the United States. How does the Foreign Supplier Verification Program impact your company?

How Food Companies Can Modify Their Existing HACCP Plans into an All-Encompassing Food Safety Plan
How Food Companies Can Modify Their Existing HACCP Plans into an All-Encompassing Food Safety Plan

 HARPC is similar to HACCP in that it points out a need for control when there is a significant hazard.

HACCP Issues and Impacts
HACCP Issues and Impacts

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

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