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The Role of the Cooperative Extension in Food Safety
The Role of the Cooperative Extension in Food Safety

Cooperative Extension faces many challenges and opportunities as the system moves into its second century.

 

Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze
Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze

Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.

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 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.

Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight
Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight

The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
 

The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection Approaches, Part 2
The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection  Approaches, Part 2

Microbial growth niches occur when moisture, nutrition, time and growth-conducive temperatures occur in a non-sterile environment.

How to Keep Your Focus on Food Safety
How to Keep Your Focus on Food Safety

How does one distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate or unsupported claims of foodborne illness?

The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection Approaches, Part 1
The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection Approaches, Part 1

The food industry has implemented a number of approaches to food safety inspection through the years, including finished product testing, and GMP and HACCP verification audits.

The Best of the Best: A Critical Look at Basic Inspection Tools
The Best of the Best: A Critical Look at Basic Inspection Tools

Assessment of some of the more commonly used inspection tools used in the industry today.

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness and Essential to Assure Safe Food
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness and Essential to Assure Safe Food

Food processors interested in successfully implementing an HACCP plan need to develop and implement a series of prerequisite programs prior to establishing HACCP.

Inspections, Part 3: Compliance
Inspections, Part 3: Compliance

The third article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.


A Closer Look at Egg Safety
A Closer Look at Egg Safety

Egg producers are primarily responsible for ensuring a safe egg supply in the marketplace, but consumers take the wheel once eggs leave the store.

Inspections, Part 1: The Professional Sanitarian
Inspections, Part 1: The Professional Sanitarian

The first article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.


FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce
FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce

The goal of the food safety initiative is to improve food safety and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness to the greatest extent feasible.

Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods
Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods

EPA stated that the vast majority of dioxin exposure is found in food and there is a direct link between fatty foods and dioxin residues.

Food Safety at Farmers Markets: A Reality Check
Food Safety at Farmers Markets:  A Reality Check

Raw meat and poultry products sold direct-to-consumer may carry higher concentrations of harmful bacteria compared with those produced commercially.

Evolution of a State Food Safety Program
Evolution of a State Food Safety Program

As food safety programs nationwide continue to change to adapt to the ever-moving world of protecting our food supply, the process must continue to improve.

Inspections, Part 2: Expectations
Inspections, Part 2: Expectations

The second article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.


Taking a Closer Look at Inspections
Taking a Closer Look at Inspections

Because inspections are broad in scope and use established standards, they have to be objective.

Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line
Employees FIRST: Food Defense Awareness for the Front Line

FDA found that while employees were aware of food safety rules and regulations, food defense awareness was not as high.

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