Food Safety Magazine

Recall/Crisis Management

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: RRTs in Action
Where the Rubber Meets the Road:  RRTs in Action

Real-world examples of Rapid Response Teams responding to incidents are described.

Whistleblowing: Food Safety and Fraud
Whistleblowing: Food Safety and Fraud

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.

Why Don't We Learn More from Our Mistakes?
Why Don't We Learn More from Our Mistakes?

Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.

IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center: Untangling the Food Supply Chain
IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center: Untangling the Food Supply Chain

An interview with William Fisher, M.Sc., CFS, Institute of Food Technologists on the launch of the Global Food Traceability Center.

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.

Supply Chain Verification to Improve Product Recall and Crisis Management Plans
Supply Chain Verification to Improve Product Recall and Crisis Management Plans

Supply chain verification isn’t a new concept, but it is more relevant in today’s food and agriculture system than ever before.

Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds
Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 <i>Salmonella</i> Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds

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.

Responding to Harvey and Irma: Rapid Response Teams Take Action
Responding to Harvey and Irma: Rapid Response Teams Take Action

The disruptions following a natural disaster can create potential health concerns.

Meeting the Challenges of Foodborne Illness Liability Claims
Meeting the Challenges of Foodborne Illness Liability Claims

If the claimant is indeed sick due to food poisoning, then action needs to begin immediately to deduce the cause of the illness.
 

The Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium: Improving Coordination Among Federal Agencies
The Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium: Improving Coordination Among Federal Agencies

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.

How to Deal With Foodservice Sector Complaints and Crises
How to Deal With Foodservice Sector Complaints and Crises

Crises arising from consumer complaints are believed to outnumber all other factors by an order of magnitude.

Guidelines for Conducting a Simulated Food Recall
Guidelines for Conducting a Simulated Food Recall

The purpose of a food recall simulation is to determine whether your crisis plan works.

 

All-Natural Activin Eliminates Salmonella and E. coli
All-Natural Activin Eliminates Salmonella and <i>E. coli</i>

New intervention based on activated lactoferrin can be used as an antimicrobial spray for food applications.

Conducting Effective Foodborne Disease Investigations
Conducting Effective Foodborne Disease Investigations

Outbreak investigations must focus on identifying the source of contamination, the situations that allowed contaminants to survive and permitted the pathogen to cause illnesses.

Fonterra’s Food Safety Transformation
Fonterra’s Food Safety Transformation

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.

Crisis Management in the Digital World
Crisis Management in the Digital World

Companies must strive to include innovative communication strategies in their crisis management plans.

Getting a Handle on Listeria
Getting a Handle on <i>Listeria</i>

An interview with Catherine W. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Vermont, provides background on the emergence of this pathogen as a health concern.

Lessons Learned: Food Safety Preparedness before the Next Natural Disaster
Lessons Learned: Food Safety Preparedness before the Next Natural Disaster

Natural disasters are known to impact our food supply, and responders should implement plans before a disaster strike to help mitigate issues that arise.

Customer-Supplier Relationships: Microbiological Specifications for Raw Materials and Ingredients
Customer-Supplier Relationships: <br>Microbiological Specifications for Raw Materials and Ingredients

Most recorded foodborne outbreaks are caused by raw and unprocessed or minimally processed foods.

The Year of the Recall Response
The Year of the Recall Response

The year 2007 was a banner year for food-related recalls, and 2008 promised to be even worse.

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