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FSM: eDigest Newsletter

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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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.
 

August 6, 2013
New Survey of Processing Companies Reveals Uncertainty of FSMA Implications
New Survey of Processing Companies Reveals Uncertainty of FSMA Implications

As most business owners working within heavily regulated industries can contend, keeping up with the latest rules, regulations and guidelines can be difficult. A testament to this widely held belief? The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

August 6, 2013
FSMA Rule Promulgation Marches On, But Final Deadlines Remain Uncertain
FSMA Rule Promulgation Marches On, But Final Deadlines Remain Uncertain

The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations remains in flux.
 

July 16, 2013
Challenges of Health Department Food Safety Inspections
Challenges of Health Department Food Safety Inspections

With variability in food safety standards, infrequency of inspections and limited governmental funding, there are many challenges to effective food safety inspections.

July 16, 2013
Lessons from Canada’s Largest-ever Meat Recall
Lessons from Canada’s Largest-ever Meat Recall


Summary: Canada’s historic meat recall provides lessons on the importance of a food safety culture for all those along the food supply chain.

July 2, 2013
Court to FDA: Deadlines Set For Long Overdue FSMA Rules
Court to FDA: Deadlines Set For Long Overdue FSMA Rules

When will the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally issue rules that form the core of the heralded Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? A Federal Court seeks to change that dynamic, ordering the FDA to promulgate final rules by June 30, 2015.
 

July 2, 2013
Best Traceability Practices
Best Traceability Practices

Whether large- or small-scale, food product recalls tend to leave their mark on the industry and often alter practices for the better. In order to react quickly and responsibly to a voluntary or involuntary recall, all companies must be adequately prepared.
 

June 18, 2013
Product Labeling: What’s Your Risk?
Product Labeling: What’s Your Risk?

Without clear standards regulating labeling definitions, food and beverage companies are finding themselves under greater scrutiny over the validity of what is found on their products’ labels.
 

June 18, 2013
Facility Risk: Does Your Plumbing Infrastructure Affect Your Bottom Line?
Facility Risk: Does Your Plumbing Infrastructure Affect Your Bottom Line?

Often overlooked and critical for food safety are the plumbing systems installed in your facility. Read more for how you can keep your facility out of “hot water” down the road.
 

June 4, 2013
FDA Report Offers Valuable Insights on FSMA-Driven Shift in the Food Safety Paradigm
FDA Report Offers Valuable Insights on FSMA-Driven Shift in the Food Safety Paradigm

The report to Congress on Building Capacity to Implement the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) serves as a valuable overview of how FDA intends to shift the food safety paradigm, from reacting to food safety problems after they occur to preventing contamination and foodborne illness before they happen.
 

June 4, 2013
Food Safety Focus on Packaging?
Food Safety Focus on Packaging?

As the Food Safety Modernization Act materializes, packaging operations come under a microscope. Read more about the increased focus on food packaging safety.

May 21, 2013
Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention without Physical Examination
Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention Without Physical Examination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations and may automatically place a company on an Import Alert involving Detention without Physical Examination. Read more for how to navigate this process.

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