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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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January 7, 2014
Is Raw Milk Increasing Risk in Our Food Supply?
Is Raw Milk Increasing Risk in Our Food Supply?

Processors that have been producing pasteurized products and are considering introducing raw products to their product portfolios should weigh gains in profits with the much higher risks to the safety of their customers and the potential financial liability to their business.

December 17, 2013
A Close Look at Coffee Safety: Shelf Life from Bean to Cup
A Close Look at Coffee Safety: Shelf Life from Bean to Cup

Food safety depends on each step of the process from the choice of coffee bean to the sanitation of the roasting equipment.

 

December 17, 2013
Driving Success in Your Food Business
Driving Success in Your Food Business

A look at the work at Dr. W. Edwards Deming offers effective advice for food companies wishing to drive increased success in the new year.

December 3, 2013
Don’t Look Now: OSHA and EPA Regulations Affect Food Safety
Don’t Look Now: OSHA and EPA Regulations Affect Food Safety

Environmental hazards can impact the safety of the food products processed in food plants. Following Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Environmental Protection Agency regulations are thus imperative for food.

December 3, 2013
FSMA Foundational Rule Implementation Remains in Flux – What To Do Now?
FSMA Foundational Rule Implementation Remains in Flux – What To Do Now?

Court intervention may not be the last word on the time frame for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Why is FSMA implementation taking so long

November 19, 2013
Recent Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Illustrates USDA Food Safety Regime
Recent Foster Farms <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Illustrates USDA Food Safety Regime

Although Foster Farms avoided the harshest of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s enforcement measures by making immediate changes to its manufacturing practices, it did not recall its products. Find out why.

 

November 19, 2013
A Closer Look at Reducing Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
A Closer Look at Reducing Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

Although the importance of reducing antibiotic resistance is universally acknowledged, the details of how to identify best management practices and environmental Critical Control Points remain to be articulated.

 

November 5, 2013
Jensen Farms’ Fall Underscores Need for Supply Relation Oversight in Era of FSMA
Jensen Farms’ Fall Underscores Need for Supply Relation Oversight in Era of FSMA

The fate of Jensen Farms offers an important lesson for food companies. Failure of proper planning, careful contracting and ongoing oversight may have a substantial, and potentially devastating, effect on a food company’s business and the consumers it feeds.

November 5, 2013
After the Shutdown: Long-Term Considerations for Food Producers
After the Shutdown: Long-Term Considerations for Food Producers

The recent government shutdown served to highlight the need for food producers and importers to aggressively strengthen their own systems and practices to ensure the integrity of their products.

 

October 15, 2013
Food Chain Scandals Top Public’s Concerns
Food Chain Scandals Top Public’s Concerns

With food scandals exposed in fast food chains, supermarkets and local businesses, concerns about the safety and hygiene of food is increasing.

 

October 15, 2013
Proposed FSMA Rules Aim to Even Playing Field between Domestic and Foreign Food Suppliers
Proposed FSMA Rules Aim to Even Playing Field between Domestic and Foreign Food Suppliers

FDA attempts to secure the border for food importers around the world: A look at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.

 

October 1, 2013
Are You Ready To Address Whistleblower Complaints? Preparation Is Key
Are You Ready To Address Whistleblower Complaints? Preparation Is Key

How can a food company prepare for whistleblower claims? For starters, food companies should educate their employees on the programs and processes by which the company intends to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

 

October 1, 2013
New Perspectives on Risk Management
New Perspectives on Risk Management

In general, food producers usually think of risk as the potential for undesirable consequences. But an optimistic attitude towards risk can be beneficial in terms of developing new products or starting new enterprises. What is your risk tolerance?

 

September 24, 2013
Certification by the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists Is an Asset to Your Career
Certification by the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists Is an Asset to Your Career

As a third-party validation of an individual’s knowledge and/or competency, certification is attractive to employers since it can be used during audits and inspections to attest the abilities of their staff.

September 24, 2013
Non-EPA Registered Cleaners and Sanitizers for Use in Food Production Facilities and Retail Food Establishments
Non-EPA Registered Cleaners and Sanitizers for Use in Food Production Facilities and Retail Food Establishments

This article takes a look at the evolution of “green cleaning” technologies used in the food industry. Are we safer now than we were 30 years ago?

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