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NEHA Credential Creates a Professional Pathway for Food Safety Auditors
NEHA Credential Creates a Professional Pathway for Food Safety Auditors

Addressing the challenges that the food industry faces regarding the training of auditors is an urgent matter.

Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and Prefilter for FSMA, GFSI and SOX Requirements
Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and  Prefilter for FSMA, GFSI and SOX Requirements

Food fraud is illegal deception for economic gain using food.

Integrating the Nation’s Food Safety System: What You Need to Know—Past, Present and Future
Integrating  the Nation’s  Food Safety  System: What You Need to Know

An integrated food safety system should have a common vision, uniform standards, inspections and enforcement, uniform laboratory practices, adequate training, enhanced communications and federal oversight.

 

What Is a “Qualified Auditor?”…and Where Do I Get One?
What Is a “Qualified Auditor?”…and Where Do I Get One?

The publication of the Food Safety Modernization Act and its implementation have identified the third-party food safety auditor as key to the success of a global food safety system.

 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud

As an industry, we are early in addressing food fraud and are in a great position to establish a firm foundation before—or while—laws and standards are being developed.

Building an Integrated Food Safety System One Brick at a Time
Building an Integrated Food Safety System One Brick at a Time

Food safety stakeholders should now be able to recognize that the vision of an integrated food safety system is currently being implemented and is beginning to illustrate great promise.

The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business
The Food Safety Modernization Act Is Everybody’s Business

Protecting people’s health through prevention of foodborne illness requires smart regulation and also demands a food safety-minded business culture.
 

Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls
Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls

An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.

How Safe Are Snack Foods?
How Safe Are Snack Foods?

Snack foods are all low in moisture. They have low water activity and do not support the growth of food pathogens or even spoilage organisms.

The Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense
The Expanding Umbrella  of Food Defense

Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
 

The Need for a Combined HACCP & HARPC Food Safety Plan
The Need for a Combined  HACCP & HARPC Food Safety Plan

To ensure that the food system continues to be effective and meet the HACCP principles and Preventive Control rule for HARPC, it needs to be continually reviewed.

A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins
A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins

Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.

 

FSMA, Food Safety Audits and Certifications
FSMA, Food Safety Audits and Certifications

The role of audits within the FSMA regulations has generated many questions and sparked confusion within the food industry.

Why Don't We Learn More from Our Mistakes?
Why Don't We Learn More from Our Mistakes?

Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.

Food Safety Modernization Act: A View from Elsewhere
Food Safety Modernization Act: <br> A View from Elsewhere

This article offers a view of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) from countries exporting into the U.S. and what is required to move forward.

FSMA Era Opens with Uncertainties for Seafood
FSMA Era Opens with  Uncertainties for Seafood

Speculation on how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect domestic fish producers and importers is offered.

The Evolution of Traceability in the Meat & Poultry Industry
The Evolution of Traceability in the  Meat & Poultry Industry

Meat and poultry companies used to be able to claim that their differences from other food sectors limited their ability to adopt technology or participate in industry standards.

What FSMA Really Tells Us about the Focus of Food Safety
What FSMA Really Tells Us  about the Focus of Food Safety

FSMA gives FDA broad new powers, including the authority to mandate that companies recall products as well as the ability to review internal records at farms and food production plants

Modern Tools for Food Ingredient Safety
Modern Tools for Food Ingredient Safety

It is critical for suppliers and manufacturers to reshape, reinvent and reimagine their approach to ensuring the safety of food ingredients.

 

Trends and Solutions in Combating Global Food Fraud
Trends and Solutions  in Combating Global Food Fraud

Food fraud originated as a way to extend a food’s primary ingredients for added profit.

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