Food Safety Magazine

December 2011/January 2012

December 2011/January 2012
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.

Nationwide Produce Outbreak: A Moment You Never Forget
Nationwide Produce Outbreak: A Moment You Never Forget

For an effective produce safety program having no kill step, the development of a multihurdle process is essential.

The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game
The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game

The trucking industry has never had a more timely opportunity to play its part in implementing and improving delivery control systems for temperature-sensitive goods.

Salmonella: Changes and Challenges
<i>Salmonella:</i> Changes and Challenges

With cooperation, the food industry can face Salmonella challenges head-on and meet evolving standards by adjusting strategies.

Fresh Trailblazers in Traceability
Fresh Trailblazers in Traceability

To achieve the highest levels of supply chain traceability, trading partners must be able to link products with locations and times.  

Health and Well-Being: Who Is Responsible?
Health and Well-Being: Who Is Responsible?

In many countries, food safety requirements are legally defined and enforced, albeit to different degrees.  

Allergen Validation: Analytical Methods and Scientific Support for a Visually Clean Standard
Allergen Validation: Analytical Methods and Scientific Support for a Visually Clean Standard

One challenge for the food industry is changeovers from a product containing allergens to a similar product that does not contain allergens.

SOPs Spell Out Procedures and Expectations
SOPs Spell Out Procedures and Expectations

Sanitation Standard Operating Procesures are instructive, directive and are written to contain actions around a task—likely intended to fulfill a policy’s requirements.  

Prerequisite Programs Help Ensure Safety and Meet Auditor Scrutiny
Prerequisite Programs Help Ensure Safety and Meet Auditor Scrutiny

Prerequisite programs are absolutely essential for ensuring food safety, as they form the base of a food safety program.

Effective Pest Control: The Essentials for Food Processing Plants and Warehouses
Effective Pest Control: The Essentials for Food Processing Plants and Warehouses

Today’s food plant pest control programs should be effective, fully documented and automated.