If your job in the food industry is plant inspection, here are some lessons from one who’s been there.
Processors throughout the U.S. voice concerns about their sanitation programs under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
With new regulations for the use of ammonia for refrigeration or chlorine for food processing, there are steps your facility can employ to decrease your risk of noncompliance.
From consumer packaged goods to original equipment manufacturers, ensuring food safety is a constant challenge.
Canada’s food safety system is complex but effective because of ongoing progress in regulatory standards.
A recent change to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) import requirements appears to have triggered an increase in FSIS surveillance of FSIS-regulated imports. Is your company ready?
On October 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service implemented its new Modernization of Poultry New Slaughter Inspection Regulation. What does this meat and poultry for meat processors?
Cooperative Extension faces many challenges and opportunities as the system moves into its second century.
Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.
How do confidentiality agreements affect representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who show up for a routine inspection or investigation? Read more for what you need to know.
Anritsu recently debuted Detection360™, a proprietary process to advance quality control programs and ensure superior ROI by securing all points of detection within the processing environment, while also reducing risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items in a company's products.
With variability in food safety standards, infrequency of inspections and limited governmental funding, there are many challenges to effective food safety inspections.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations and may automatically place a company on an Import Alert involving Detention without Physical Examination. Read more for how to navigate this process.
FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.
In recent years, federal, state and local agencies have shifted their thinking toward the concept of building an integrated food safety system.
The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
Today’s poultry is much more efficient in terms of genetics than anything previously seen, and a chicken of the future will be significantly different from today’s; it will absolutely need to be.
Real-world examples of Rapid Response Teams responding to incidents are described.
The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.