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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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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?

September 3, 2013
Cooking Burgers, Do Consumers Always Do the Best Job?
Cooking Burgers, Do Consumers Always Do the Best Job?

We are challenged to find strategies to improve consumer handling, and the meat industry can’t rely on the consumer to always effectively provide the final safety check.
 

September 3, 2013
Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food
Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food

The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations appears set, but not without an interesting legal battle.
 

August 20, 2013
Utilizing the Newly Proposed Imported Food Safety Rules as a Risk Management Tool
Utilizing the Newly Proposed Imported Food Safety Rules as a Risk Management Tool

The announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month of proposed regulations intended to strengthen the oversight of foods imported for consumption in the U.S. has generated a great deal of publicity and comment in the media.
 

August 20, 2013
Culture Shift: Managing Risk Synonymous with Food Safety
Culture Shift: Managing Risk Synonymous with Food Safety

Most players in the food supply chain believe that the safety of their product is a central concern. Regardless of this gradual shift in attitudes, the outcome is positive for the industry as food manufacturers are integrateing corporate risk management into their processes.
 

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