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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?

May 20, 2014
By-Products in Animal Food: Not Getting a Free Pass
By-Products in Animal Food: Not Getting a Free Pass

Breweries and distilleries have long sold spent grains, a by-product of the brewing process, as an ingredient for animal feed. How will they fare under the Food Safety Modernization Act?

May 20, 2014
Asking Better Questions to Move Food Safety Forward
Asking Better Questions to Move Food Safety Forward

Structuring good questions to solve food safety issues requires discipline and a process to enable employees to find useful information and formulate the best solutions.

May 6, 2014
Vermont’s New Genetic Engineering Labeling Law: Hold the Celebration
Vermont’s New Genetic Engineering Labeling Law: Hold the Celebration

Advocates of genetic engineering disclosure are enthusiastically but perhaps prematurely celebrating Vermont’s anticipated enactment of the nation’s first operative labeling disclosure requirement for foods that are themselves, or by ingredient, the product of a genome modified by human intervention. Find out why this legislation may never be implemented.

May 6, 2014
OSHA Issues New Rule for Food Safety Whistleblowers
OSHA Issues New Rule for Food Safety Whistleblowers

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) interim final rule governing the handling of whistleblower complaints under Section 402 of the Food Safety Modernization Act is discussed. What does it mean for you?

 

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