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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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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?

 

April 15, 2014
Food Safety Training and Education
Food Safety Training and Education

Training and education are the stepping stones to food safety; they link theory to practice. This article looks at the planning, design and implementation of education and training programs in food safety management.

 

April 15, 2014
Foods and Antibiotic Resistance: Not All Resistance Is Created Equal
Foods and Antibiotic Resistance: Not All Resistance Is Created Equal

The focus of public health and policy efforts have now expanded beyond the clinic to include concerns about the role of agricultural antibiotic use on human health, and the general role that foods have in transmitting antibiotic resistance to consumers. Is your product at risk?

April 1, 2014
View from the Specialty Tea Industry: Extending the Food Safety Net
View from the Specialty Tea Industry: Extending the Food Safety Net

Importers will become the front line for food safety if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates verification of compliance with U.S. food safety laws by foreign suppliers.

April 1, 2014
Are You Making High-Risk Food? FDA Wants To Know
Are You Making High-Risk Food? FDA Wants To Know

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a risk-ranking model for determining high-risk foods, as it requires a data-driven, comprehensive assessment tied to public health risk. How do your food products stack up?

 

March 18, 2014
Allergies on the Rise: Operators Respond
Allergies on the Rise: Operators Respond

As a result of the increase in food allergies, every restaurant operator and foodservice professional is on notice. Not only are tastes changing due to dietary restrictions, menu design now has life or death consequences—and operators are looking for solutions.

 

March 18, 2014
The Reality of Food Terrorism
The Reality of Food Terrorism

According to the World Health Organization, food terrorism is a reality. See what regulators are doing around the world to combat this increasing threat.

 

March 4, 2014
FSMA-Related Whistleblower Claims Are On the Rise
FSMA-Related Whistleblower Claims Are On the Rise

The lawsuit that two consumer advocacy groups brought to compel deadlines for final publication of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been settled against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more about the implications of the agreement.

March 4, 2014
Electronic Seafood Traceability in a World of Risk and Uncertainty: The Gulf Seafood Trace Experience
Electronic Seafood Traceability in a World of Risk and Uncertainty: The Gulf Seafood Trace Experience

This article profiles the development of an electronic traceability system in widespread use throughout the seafood industry. Can it also work for your product?

 

February 18, 2014
Crisis Communications: The Story and the Storyteller
Crisis Communications: The Story and the Storyteller

In the case of a food recall, a company’s food safety manager and its crisis communicator make up the most unlikely of duos. But don’t underestimate the importance of this team to your company’s ability to survive.

February 18, 2014
What’s in This Stuff? FDA’s Recent Guidance on Dietary Supplements and Novel Ingredients
What’s in This Stuff? FDA’s Recent Guidance on Dietary Supplements and Novel Ingredients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published two new guidance documents on ingredients in liquid dietary supplements and traditional beverages that could affect the way you do business.

 

February 4, 2014
FDA’s “Tentative” Determination Regarding Trans Fat: A Food Safety Assessment
FDA’s “Tentative” Determination Regarding Trans Fat: A Food Safety Assessment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the first step in a process that will likely ban the use of trans fats in most if not all processed foods. What are the food safety implications?

 

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