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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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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?

 

February 4, 2014
Preparation Is Key to Staying off FSMA’s Annual Mandatory Recall Report
Preparation Is Key to Staying off FSMA’s Annual Mandatory Recall Report

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to submit to Congress an annual report on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s exercise of its new mandatory recall authority.

 

January 21, 2014
How Food Safety Education Can Enhance Your Image while Saving Your Business
How Food Safety Education Can Enhance Your Image while Saving Your Business

There is a looming unspoken food safety crisis in the restaurant business, caused because there is a lack of education and enforcement of important principles within the weakest link in the chain: the entry-level server.

 

January 21, 2014
Will Your HACCP Plan Be Acceptable under FSMA?
Will Your HACCP Plan Be Acceptable under FSMA?

The requirements described in the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls-proposed regulation indicate that FDA will be taking longer and harder looks at what food processors are doing to ensure the safety of what they are manufacturing.

 

January 7, 2014
Food Safety: A Century of Warnings
Food Safety: A Century of Warnings

A look back at the past 100+ years since Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle changed the way we look at food safety.

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.

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