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Why Utilizing Social Media as a Risk Mitigation Tool Is a “Must-Do”
Why Utilizing Social Media as a Risk Mitigation Tool Is a “Must-Do”

ConAgra Foods has been recognized as a company that takes pride in its food safety culture and practices.

From One Tweet to a Full-Blown Crisis: Social Media Crisis Management
From One Tweet to a Full-Blown Crisis: Social Media Crisis Management

Companies and organizations in the food industry are taking steps to use social media to help respond to issues and prepare for crisis management.

Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry
Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry

Food safety is a pressing issue for governments, food processors, retailers and consumers worldwide, not only in the meat and seafood industries, but also in the dairy industry.

Animal Welfare and Food Safety
Animal Welfare and Food Safety

When we debate how animals should be treated, we are also debating the safety of our food.


Shopping for Food Safety and the Public Trust: What Supply Chain Stakeholders Need to Know About Consumer Attitudes
Shopping for Food Safety and the Public Trust: What Supply Chain Stakeholders Need to Know About Consumer Attitudes

If we don’t know who is getting sick from which organisms present in food, we can’t do our jobs properly to safeguard public health from foodborne pathogens.

How to Keep Your Focus on Food Safety
How to Keep Your Focus on Food Safety

How does one distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate or unsupported claims of foodborne illness?

Bridging the Quality Control Gap: How Six Sigma Can Increase Plant Food Safety and Profitability
Bridging the Quality Control Gap: How Six Sigma Can Increase Plant Food Safety and Profitability

For food safety professionals to retain a value-perceived position in the industry, it is critical for them to truly understand the business.

Bakeries Rise to Food Safety and Defense Challenges
Bakeries Rise to Food Safety and Defense Challenges

An interview with Lee Sanders of the American Bakers Association reveals the latest food safety challenges facing bakeries today.

Quaker Employees Learn How to Fight Terrorists
Quaker Employees Learn How to Fight Terrorists

In response to the growing threat of terrorist attacks via food manufacturing, The Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids, IA, is embarking on a revolutionary new approach to security.

Hurdling New Technology Challenges: Making the Business Case for New Technologies
Hurdling New Technology Challenges: Making the Business Case for New Technologies

A strong and convincing case for the use of new food safety technologies must be made in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders.

Bear Creek Safety Database Bears Fruit
Bear Creek Safety Database Bears Fruit

A look at Bear Creek, a manufacturer of gift baskets, and their approach to food safety.

Pandemic Flu and the U.S. Food Industry
Pandemic Flu and the U.S. Food Industry

When the dust settles after a pandemic hits, the food industry and individual businesses will be judged on how they conducted operations during the pandemic.

Constraints to HACCP Implementation in Developing Countries Part II
Constraints to HACCP Implementation in Developing Countries Part II

Part II of a series exploring the cultural and technical food production issues faced by developing countries.

The 7 Deadly Sins and 7 Heavenly Virtues of Food Safety: A Catechism of HACCP
The 7 Deadly Sins and 7 Heavenly Virtues of Food Safety: A Catechism of HACCP

Food safety practices are discussed from from the traditional foundations of human morality and ethics.
 

BEYOND HACCP: Current Controversies in the Application of HAACP Systems, Part 1
BEYOND HACCP: Current Controversies in the Application of HAACP Systems, Part 1

The Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) system as a routine component of a food company’s food safety program and its limitations upon implementation is explored.

Jana’s Classics: Allergen Control Program Provides Peace of Mind
Jana’s Classics: Allergen Control Program Provides Peace of Mind

Jana’s Classics’ founder and president Jana Taylor discusses the critical elements of successful allergen control programs in the food supply chain.

The Squeaky Wheel: Is Transporation the Watershed for Food Safety and Food Defense?
The Squeaky Wheel: Is Transportation the Watershed for Food Safety and Food Defense?

Food safety and defense transportation programs (possibly integrated) must be developed and implemented
 

A Disciplined and Unique Focus by Chiquita Brands Reduces Early Supply Chain Risk
A Disciplined and Unique Focus by Chiquita Brands Reduces Early Supply Chain Risk

Continuous research and education are important components of Chiquita’s overall food safety program.
 

The Pieces of the Food Safety Puzzle
The Pieces of the Food Safety Puzzle

A food safety program cannot be implemented without solid levels of management commitment that cross all departments.

 

The Food Safety Challenge of the Global Food Supply Chain
The Food Safety Challenge of the Global Food Supply Chain

It is no secret that there has been significant media exposure, public health impact and decrease in consumer confidence in recent years due to some significant food safety incidents.

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