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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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July 16, 2012
A Food Safety Management Framework for Foodservice and Catering

Despite the widely accepted gains emerging from adopting food safety management systems worldwide, the foodservice and catering sectors have not made advances towards deploying such systems in improving their food safety and hygiene practices. Read more for a proposed framework to aid this situation.

July 16, 2012
Protection against Food Illness Claims

Many food companies believe that, because of their position in the food supply chain, they are insulated from liability in the case of food-related illnesses. Read about cases that show otherwise and learn how to protect your brand.

June 18, 2012
Evolution of Food Safety in the Fast Food Realm

With so many consumers eating at fast food establishments these days, we look at how fast food pioneers Ray Kroc (McDonalds) and Colonel Sanders (Kentucky Fried Chicken) developed the top-notch food safety systems we know today.

June 18, 2012
Legislative Update: Final Rule on Collection of Facility Profiles

One such piece of legislation that has slipped under the radar provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the far-reaching ability to collect information about your company and its operations. Comments are sought from industry on the data collection effort. Read more to find out how to voice any concerns you may have before the comment period expires.

May 15, 2012
Legislative Update: 2012 Farm Bill

Every 5 years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation commonly known as the “Farm Bill” that sets national agricultural, nutritional, conservation and forestry policy. Read more for an update on this year’s bill.

May 15, 2012
Deep Cleaning – A Specialized Cleaning Process

An effective sanitation program is key to controlling food safety issues such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella and maintaining product shelf life. This article takes an in-depth look at the important process of deep cleaning as part of a normal sanitation plan.

April 16, 2012
Food Safety Modernization Act Legislative Update

As the most significant food safety legislation of the last 100 years, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is designed to improve the U.S. food safety system by providing FDA with additional resources to prevent contaminated food from entering the food supply chain. This article brings you a current update regarding FSMA.

April 16, 2012
Imports and Exports: Ensuring Food Safety Down Under

With global food safety more important than ever before, Food Safety Magazine is taking a closer look at how various regions of the world are addressing current issues facing the food industry today.

March 15, 2012
USDA Proposal to Availability of Labels for Meat and Poultry Products

This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.

March 15, 2012
Culinary Student Food Safety Assessment

As foodborne illness can be caused by contamination during food preparation and/or storage, foodservice training is of paramount importance. This article reveals the findings of a survey of culinary arts students performed to assess their knowledge of food safety practices.

February 15, 2012
Systematic Approach to Global QA and Food Safety

This article discusses several key components of an overall “quality system” and the approach that food companies can take to attain both quality and food safety in their organizations.

February 15, 2012
Utilization of Steam Heat Generated via Microwave Energy

Most restaurants rely upon traditional steamers to cook seafood products to the required temperature of 145 °F. This study aimed to solve problems associated with conventional steamers using microwave-generated energy to steam cook seafood products within covered Cambro pans containing water. Their findings are presented.

January 17, 2012
Quality and Food Safety in the International Arena of Food Production

For those food enterprises that wish to export to U.S. markets, both the quality and safety of their products have become serious corporate issues. Read more for the impact of quality control on the import/export process.

Integrating Safety into Quality Management Systems: Who should Drive the Bus?

This article describes how the integration of safety into a quality management system (QMS) can affect both the quality and safety of food products being produced. Read here to find out how a QMS can help drive food safety.

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