Food Safety Magazine

Recall/Crisis Management

Food Contamination Traceback Litigation: Naturally Occurring Pathogens
Food Contamination Traceback Litigation: Naturally Occurring Pathogens

While some foods have naturally occurring pathogens, the fact that human consumption can lead to illness does not transform them into “defective food” in the eyes of the law.

Unsung Heroes: State and Local Public Health Officials Innovating in Outbreak Investigations
Unsung Heroes: State and Local Public Health Officials Innovating in Outbreak Investigations

This article highlights the dedication of local and state outbreak investigators in their localized health and agriculture agencies.

Whey Powder and Food Safety Risks: A Lesson in Validation and Verification
Whey Powder and Food Safety Risks:  A Lesson in Validation and Verification

Retail snack products in the U.S. market were recalled because they all contained whey powder that was possibly contaminated with Salmonella.

 

Recalls and Outbreaks: How WGS Will Change the Rules
Recalls and Outbreaks:  How WGS Will Change  the Rules

Recalls and outbreaks are increasingly being identified and traced back to their sources through whole-genome sequencing.

Rethinking the Future of Food Recalls
Rethinking the Future of Food Recalls

Food recalls are an important tool that can be used to protect the public from exposures to potentially unsafe products. Yet, carrying out an effective recall presents obvious challenges.

Current State of Intentional Adulteration
Current State of Intentional Adulteration

Given the complexity of our food system and limited transparency of supply chains from farm to fork, those willing and able to adulterate will continue to do so in the future.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Rapid Response Team: A Collaborative Response to Food Safety Emergencies
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s  Rapid Response Team: A Collaborative Response to Food Safety Emergencies

Pennsylvania is committed to prevention and response to emergencies that jeopardize the safety and resiliency of the food, feed and agriculture industries.

 

The Reality of Intentional Food Contamination Threats
The Reality of Intentional Food Contamination Threats

A sensational claim says Russians could use robots to poison food; is the threat for real?

Meat Safety: More Than Just E. coli
Meat Safety:  More Than Just <i>E. coli</i>

Food allergens are a major safety concern for a segment of the population, yet it is not always possible to completely avoid including any of the eight major food allergens in a product.

Food and Beverage Industry Cyber Security Risk Management: Does a HACCP-Based Food Safety Culture Provide Solutions?
Food and Beverage Industry Cyber Security Risk Management: Does a HACCP-Based Food Safety Culture Provide Solutions?

Cyber risks must be considered, within the food and beverage sector, as presenting the same risks to the firm and the consumer as any food safety risk. Are you adequately prepared?

Fear of the Unknown Cause of Contamination
Fear of the Unknown Cause of Contamination

Find out how to avoid a lengthy coverage dispute with insurers and to ensure maximum coverage for your losses in cases of contamination events.

Consumer Food Trends Create Food Safety Challenges for the Foodservice Industry
Consumer Food Trends Create Food Safety Challenges for the Foodservice Industry

Modern food trends create food safety challenges that mandate changes to the food code to protect public health.

 

How Well Does the U.S. Food Recall System Work?
How Well Does the U.S. Food Recall System Work?

Do you have a personal experience with a food product recall from the consumer side? Here’s one person’s story from the perspective of a food safety professional.

Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines
Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines

Allergens could be introduced into a food product many ways, most involving accidental cross-contact of some kind.

Food Safety and Security Is Not Just about Preventing Pathogens
Food Safety and Security Is Not Just about Preventing Pathogens

Well-trained and observant employees can prevent food safety incidents. How do your employees stack up?

The Four Commandments of Food Litigation
The Four Commandments of Food Litigation

Observance of these four commandments can help food companies band together to reduce frivolous lawsuits and reduce the significant time and expense that all food companies devote to managing litigation.

Food Product Recall Threat? Contamination Scare? Just Opportunities to Strengthen Your Brand
Food Product Recall Threat? Contamination Scare? Just Opportunities to Strengthen Your Brand

It makes sense to add a layer of protection to your food safety plan by learning and following essential tools and tips under intense media and government regulatory scrutiny.

 

Power Outage Shows Hacker Threats Are a Real Threat to the Food Industry
Power Outage Shows Hacker Threats Are a Real Threat to the Food Industry

What are the implications of breaches in cybersecurity for the food industry? Knowing the targets is key.

Crisis Management with Product Recall and Contamination Insurance
Crisis Management with Product Recall and Contamination Insurance

As food safety is top of mind for retail customers, distributors, processors and growers, do you know how to effectively use crisis response hotlines during a product recall?

A Cautionary Tale: The Importance of Diligence and Candor in Food Product Contamination Insurance
A Cautionary Tale: The Importance of Diligence and Candor in Food Product Contamination Insurance

As this case illustrates, transparency is absolutely essential to protect your company’s bottom line.

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