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Traceability and Food Safety in Produce
Traceability and Food Safety in Produce

Whole supply chain traceability is a combination of both internal (proprietary information and processes) and external transparency (shared information and processes among partners). Are your processes FSMA compliant?

Will (or Can) Food Science Prevail in Today’s World?
Will (or Can) Food Science Prevail in Today’s World?

If you believe that those mistrustful of science or hesitant to accept scientific validity are of a certain uneducated class, or driven by religion or other belief systems, you are likely wrong. What can be done?

FSMA Training: HACCP Isn’t Enough
FSMA Training: HACCP Isn’t Enough

Being ready for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) means creating the right food safety plan, not just relying on your current Hazard Analysis and Critical control Points (HACCP) plan.

Your Food Contamination Crisis Plan: Four Steps to (Relative) Peace of Mind
Your Food Contamination Crisis Plan: Four Steps to (Relative) Peace of Mind

Everyone in the food business must be prepared with an appropriate food contamination crisis plan. Is yours in place?

Criminal Prosecutions in the Food Industry: Adulteration and Prison Time
Criminal Prosecutions in the Food Industry: Adulteration and Prison Time

The devil is in the details: What you know may be just as important as what you don’t.

Whatever Happened to Sound Food Science?
Whatever Happened to Sound Food Science?

Op-Ed: Are consumers, social media and questionable regulations undermining food science? You be the judge.

Colorants in Food Packaging: FDA Safety Requirements
Colorants in Food Packaging: FDA Safety Requirements

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 defines both food additives and food contact substances.

Guidance to FSMA Compliance
Guidance to FSMA Compliance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now provided guidance and endorsed training regarding compliance. The ball is now in the court of food facilities to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

The Post Foods Cases: When ‘Natural’ Means Stay
The Post Foods Cases: When ‘Natural’ Means Stay

Could your company’s food product marketing get you in legal hot water?

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.

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