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New Federal Initiatives Target Food Industry Facilities for Inspection and Enforcement
New Federal Initiatives Target Food Industry Facilities for Inspection and Enforcement

With new regulations for the use of ammonia for refrigeration or chlorine for food processing, there are steps your facility can employ to decrease your risk of noncompliance.

 

Innovative Solutions for Food Safety Compliance
Innovative Solutions for Food Safety Compliance

From consumer packaged goods to original equipment manufacturers, ensuring food safety is a constant challenge.

A Closer Look at Food Safety in Canada
A Closer Look at Food Safety in Canada

Canada’s food safety system is complex but effective because of ongoing progress in regulatory standards.

USDA-FSIS Steps Up Reinspection Enforcement: Do You Have Your Import Paperwork in Order?
USDA-FSIS Steps Up Reinspection Enforcement: Do You Have Your Import Paperwork in Order?

A recent change to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) import requirements appears to have triggered an increase in FSIS surveillance of FSIS-regulated imports. Is your company ready?

Effects of New Inspection Rules on Poultry and Other Meat
Effects of New Inspection Rules on Poultry and Other Meat

On October 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service implemented its new Modernization of Poultry New Slaughter Inspection Regulation. What does this meat and poultry for meat processors?

 

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 Right to Take Photographs in Your Facility: Or Not
FDA’s Right to Take Photographs in Your Facility: Or Not

How do confidentiality agreements affect representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who show up for a routine inspection or investigation? Read more for what you need to know.

Detection and Inspection Process to Enhance QC

Anritsu recently debuted Detection360™, a proprietary process to advance quality control programs and ensure superior ROI by securing all points of detection within the processing environment, while also reducing risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items in a company's products.

Challenges of Health Department Food Safety Inspections
Challenges of Health Department Food Safety Inspections

With variability in food safety standards, infrequency of inspections and limited governmental funding, there are many challenges to effective food safety inspections.

Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention without Physical Examination
Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention Without Physical Examination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations and may automatically place a company on an Import Alert involving Detention without Physical Examination. Read more for how to navigate this process.

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.
 

Raw Poultry: How Safe Is Safe Enough?
Raw Poultry: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

Today’s poultry is much more efficient in terms of genetics than anything previously seen, and a chicken of the future will be significantly different from today’s; it will absolutely need to be.

Creating the Rapid Response Road Map: Collaboration Points the Way Forward
Creating the Rapid Response Road Map: Collaboration Points the Way Forward

In recent years, federal, state and local agencies have shifted their thinking toward the concept of building an integrated food safety system.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: RRTs in Action
Where the Rubber Meets the Road:  RRTs in Action

Real-world examples of Rapid Response Teams responding to incidents are described.

The Listeria Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?
The <i>Listeria</i> Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?

The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.

Dietary Supplements: Adverse Event Reporting and Review
Dietary Supplements: Adverse Event Reporting and Review

Dietary supplements are considered foods, although there are regulations that are unique and specific to dietary supplements.

An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply
An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply

Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.

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