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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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September 16, 2014
Compliance Amid a Complicated Supply Chain
Compliance Amid a Complicated Supply Chain

Advanced technologies help manufacturers of prepared foods and ready-to-eat meals ensure compliance with food safety regulations today—and tomorrow

September 16, 2014
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.

September 2, 2014
Traceability Is Not a Substitute for Transparency in the Recipe for Food Company Success
Traceability Is Not a Substitute for Transparency in the Recipe for Food Company Success

Traceability is designed to help food companies manage relationships, safeguard their food supply chains and protect their brands. But any supply relationship is fraught with risk. The answer? Transparency.

September 2, 2014
Encourage Reporting of Suspected Foodborne Illness
Encourage Reporting of Suspected Foodborne Illness

What is broken in the chain that allows a suspected foodborne illness event to be neglected and become an epidemic? Restaurant patrons should be encouraged to report suspected cases of foodborne illness in a timely fashion.

August 19, 2014
Energy Drinks: The Management of Risk in the Twilight Zone
Energy Drinks: The Management of Risk in the Twilight Zone

A close look at what energy drink and supplement manufacturers should do when they find themselves in the “Twilight Zone”—a period after initial allegations have been made but before definitive health hazards have been definitely shown.

August 19, 2014
Traceback Litigation: Epidemiological Point/Counter-Point
Traceback Litigation: Epidemiological Point/Counter-Point

Traceback litigation usually follows one of two events—a recall or consumer-launched lawsuit. Can you guess how these epidemiological cases played out?

 

August 5, 2014
FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods
FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods

What precisely should be reported in order to make the Reportable Food Registry effective in protecting consumers? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants your input. To that end, it has extended until August 18, 2014, the period for submitting comments on the proposed rulemaking.

August 5, 2014
Food Industry Problem Solving in Real Time
Food Industry Problem Solving in Real Time

To solve a problem in the food plant—whether it is complex or routine—you must first select the right tool for the job. Learn how to find the right approach for your company.

 

July 15, 2014
Leveraging FDA’s cGMPs and HACCP Regulations to Protect Your Company
Leveraging FDA’s cGMPs and HACCP Regulations to Protect Your Company

Proactive compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) regulations may minimize your exposure to contamination outbreaks and recalls, government investigations and lawsuits.

July 1, 2014
What Food Professionals Can Learn From GM about Internal Safety Communications
What Food Professionals Can Learn From GM about Internal Safety Communications

In the food industry, as in the automotive industry, internal vigilance for product safety is imperative: The lives and health of customers depend on it. What else can we learn?

 

July 1, 2014
Ready or Not, Aptamers Have Arrived
Ready or Not, Aptamers Have Arrived

Aptamer-based methods show promise in the food testing arena. Could their use simplify analysis of foodborne pathogens?

June 17, 2014
Who Is “Qualified” to Implement FSMA?
Who Is “Qualified” to Implement FSMA?

At present, it is unclear who at a food company is a “qualified individual” for purposes of implementing the new requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

June 17, 2014
Targeting Executives of Food and Beverage Companies and Transporters
Targeting Executives of Food and Beverage Companies and Transporters

The federal government has recently trained its most potent weapon—criminal prosecution—on the food and beverage industry. Learn how to minimize the risk to your company.

June 3, 2014
FDA Pegs Food Industry With Primary Responsibility For Implementing And Monitoring FSMA Reforms
FDA Pegs Food Industry With Primary Responsibility For Implementing And Monitoring FSMA Reforms

By placing primary responsibility for food safety on the industry itself, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to dedicate its resources to providing technical expertise, setting and fostering compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and modifying protocols as needed.

June 3, 2014
Liability for Imported Foods & the Foreign Supplier Verification Program
Liability for Imported Foods & the Foreign Supplier Verification Program

As approximately 15 percent of all food in the United States is reportedly imported, it is no surprise that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has focused on foreign supplier verification. How do these regulations impact you?

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