Food Safety Magazine

Recall/Crisis Management

Modernized Wet Markets: An Approach to Prevent Future Global Public Health Crises
Modernized Wet Markets: An Approach to Prevent Future Global Public Health Crises

Wet markets pose immense challenges for the future management of global pandemics.

Preparation Is the Right Recipe When Food Recalls Threaten Your Business
Preparation Is the Right Recipe When Food Recalls Threaten Your Business

Food recalls are challenging for even the most-prepared companies, but it is possible to manage these events successfully.

Breaking Boundaries to Avoid a Food System Crisis
Breaking Boundaries to Avoid a Food System Crisis

Our current challenge is to ensure food security while volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous issues arise at a faster rate than ever expected.

Artificial Intelligence and Food Safety: Hype vs. Reality
Artificial Intelligence and Food Safety: Hype vs. Reality

Can artificial intelligence and machine learning transform food safety?

The Most Common Food Safety Incidents Related to Developing Countries
The Most Common Food Safety Incidents Related to Developing Countries

Serious food safety threats continue to be a widespread concern globally: A look at some notable incidents.

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?

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