Real-world examples of Rapid Response Teams responding to incidents are described.
A whistleblower is any person who reports or discloses information on a threat or harm to the public interest in the context of their work-based relationship and is needed in the food industry.
Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.
An interview with William Fisher, M.Sc., CFS, Institute of Food Technologists on the launch of the Global Food Traceability Center.
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.
Supply chain verification isn’t a new concept, but it is more relevant in today’s food and agriculture system than ever before.
This article explores the details of the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, the methods used to link cases of illness and subsequent actions by industry to prevent future outbreaks.
The disruptions following a natural disaster can create potential health concerns.
If the claimant is indeed sick due to food poisoning, then action needs to begin immediately to deduce the cause of the illness.
Given the importance of risk assessment to public health decisions, food safety agencies have established mechanisms to engage the entire food industry on such issues.
Crises arising from consumer complaints are believed to outnumber all other factors by an order of magnitude.
The purpose of a food recall simulation is to determine whether your crisis plan works.
New intervention based on activated lactoferrin can be used as an antimicrobial spray for food applications.
Outbreak investigations must focus on identifying the source of contamination, the situations that allowed contaminants to survive and permitted the pathogen to cause illnesses.
The importance of creating a strong and sustainable culture around food safety and quality at Fonterra was highlighted in August 2013 during a precautionary recall of a whey protein concentrate product.
Companies must strive to include innovative communication strategies in their crisis management plans.
An interview with Catherine W. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Vermont, provides background on the emergence of this pathogen as a health concern.
Natural disasters are known to impact our food supply, and responders should implement plans before a disaster strike to help mitigate issues that arise.
Most recorded foodborne outbreaks are caused by raw and unprocessed or minimally processed foods.
The year 2007 was a banner year for food-related recalls, and 2008 promised to be even worse.