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Below are articles published in Food Safety Magazine's twice monthly newsletter— FSM: eDigest. Each edition contains feature articles as well as news and product spotlights. View a sample newsletter.

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February 2, 2016
National Security Can Begin in the Chicken House and the Processing Plant
National Security Can Begin in the Chicken House and the Processing Plant

Food corporations must consider the evolving security environment as their first priority to safeguard the brand integrity and bottom line of their businesses.

January 15, 2013
Allergen Disclaimers Should Be True Warnings
Allergen Disclaimers Should Be True Warnings

The purpose of allergen disclaimers is for the benefit and protection of consumers, but by using this warning label on a product that does not contain allergens, manufacturers can limit accountability and provide cover for inadequate cleaning and/or poorly followed cross-contamination prevention programs.

February 5, 2013
How Will President Obama’s Reelection Affect the Implementation of FSMA?
How Will President Obama’s Reelection Affect the Implementation of FSMA?

Even with two proposed rules out for public comment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is behind schedule in implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). What can we expect since President Obama’s reelection in terms of food safety?

February 5, 2013
What Do the Proposed FSMA Rules Mean to the Food Industry?
What Do the Proposed FSMA Rules Mean to the Food Industry?

An overview of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s two proposed rules—Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food and Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption—are discussed.

February 19, 2013
Assessing Employee Food Safety Performance
Assessing Employee Food Safety Performance

Attention to food safety and making it the company’s highest priority can help managers assess employee performance.
 

March 5, 2013
FDA’s Strategic Shift from Reaction to Prevention
FDA’s Strategic Shift from Reaction to Prevention

What does the Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls proposed rule mean for existing food safety programs? Read more for an glimpse into what could make it into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s final rule.
 

March 5, 2013
Take Heed: Implementation of FSMA Picks up Steam
Take Heed: Implementation of FSMA Picks up Steam

With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) proposed rules out for comment, it is time for food manufacturers, processors and producers to review, analyze and assess how these rules will impact their businesses.

March 19, 2013
From Pitch Fork to Salad Fork
From Pitch Fork to Salad Fork

This article briefly summarizes the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules and highlights some potentially troublesome and burdensome provisions that members of the food industry may wish to address in comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with regard to the proposed rules.

March 19, 2013
Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization
Food Safety and the Challenge of Globalization

Globalization of the food supply brings incredible growth opportunities, but the accompanying challenges cannot be ignored. Traceability throughout a complex supply chain has resulted in much greater risk exposure and potential liability for food manufacturers.
 

April 2, 2013
Voting with your Grocery List: Increasing Consumer Confidence along the Food Chain
Voting with your Grocery List: Increasing Consumer Confidence along the Food Chain

Consumers in the United States demand and expect safe, quality food. Over the last several years, however, consumers have also been weighing in on other factors; they’ve been making their preferences known at the cash register and voting with their grocery lists. See how this fact impacts your company’s bottom line.
 

April 2, 2013
Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft
Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period for a draft Qualitative Risk Assessment for certain food facilities that include farm packing operations for fresh fruits and vegetables.
 

April 16, 2013
U.S. FDA’s Nutrition Facts Chart Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
U.S. FDA’s Nutrition Facts Chart Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the codification of the final rules that overhauled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) nutrition labeling requirements for food in the United States. Passage of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act gave FDA authority to require specific nutritional information be declared on most food sold in the United States.
 

April 16, 2013
Proliferation of Food Eco-Labels
Proliferation of Food Eco-Labels

The number of eco-labels in the food industry is expected to continue to proliferate in 2013. Over 200 seals and logos represent some ecological, ethical, ingredient or sustainability attributes in the global food industry. The mushrooming number of eco-labels could have adverse consequences on food safety.
 

May 7, 2013
A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to the New FTC Green Labeling Guidelines
A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to the New FTC Green Labeling Guidelines

While the food safety community strives to bring packaging under Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points safety models, both packaging and food producers must now also consider the impact of the “Green Guides “recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
 

May 7, 2013
Court to FDA: FSMA Deadlines Required
Court to FDA: FSMA Deadlines Required

On April 22, 2013, the Federal Court declared that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)’s mandatory rulemaking schedule. Read more to see how this ruling affects FSMA moving ahead.

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