Food Safety Matters is a podcast for food safety professionals hosted by the Food Safety Magazine editorial team – the leading media brand in food safety for over 20 years. Each episode will feature a conversation with a food safety professional sharing their experiences and insights of the important job of safeguarding the world’s food supply.
- December 12, 2017
- Ep. 15. Will Daniels: "It was a game changer for the industry"
Food Safety Matters chats with Will Daniels, president of the produce division at IEH Laboratories and formerly responsible for food safety and quality at Earthbound Farms during the 2006 spinach outbreak. Will provides insights into the challenges facing the food supply chain and his suggested solutions.
- November 28, 2017
- Ep. 14. Hal King: “That looks really clean, but it’s not”
Food Safety Magazine's Barbara VanRenterghem chats with retail foodservice authority Hal King in the 14th episode of the Food Safety Matters podcast.
- November 14, 2017
- Ep. 13. Darin Detwiler: "It's more than just a job"
In our 13th episode of Food Safety Matters, Barbara VanRenterghem speaks with Darin Detwiler about how the food industry has evolved since the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak. This episode also includes an informative discussion with Marianne Gravely (USDA) and Hilary Thesmar (FMI) about how industry can support consumer food safety practices and grocery shopping during the holiday season.
- October 30, 2017
- Listeria Right Now: Innovations in Food Safety
This special BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters focuses on Listeria Right Now, an environmental Listeria test offering molecular-level accuracy, with no enrichment and a total time to results of under one hour.
- October 24, 2017
- Ep. 12. David Acheson M.D.: "No...that's a problem"
Food Safety Matters speaks to David Acheson about his role in 2007 Food Protection Plan and FSMA, food safety risks, food defense and how outbreaks have shaped current legislation.
- October 10, 2017
- Ep. 11. Patricia Wester: "Preventive controls are not HACCP"
Patricia Wester shares her insights of the roles of a food safety auditor and auditing changes that are coming with regard to Food Safety Modernization Act implementation (FSMA). She discusses what the food industry needs to do to get the most from their audits and enhance their food safety plans.
- October 2, 2017
- Metagenomics: A Fresh Take on Spoilage
This special BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters brings you a discussion about an application of next-generation sequencing — 16s metagenomics for identifying spoilage organisms in your facility.
- September 26, 2017
- Ep. 10. Mike Taylor: “We’re in a whole new world now”
Mike Taylor discusses his tenure at FDA and USDA during times of consequential change for food safety, the important role of technology and food safety culture for advancing and achieving current food safety goals, as well as his work past and present on food security in Africa.
- September 12, 2017
- Ep. 9. Bill Sperber: "We never had problems like this until you came along"
Dr. Bill Sperber shares insights from his 50+ year career in food safety that includes developing and implementing HACCP while at Pillsbury, advancements in technology and how he came to be known as 'The Friendly Microbiologist'.
- August 22, 2017
- Ep. 8. Ben Chapman: “We have to take a risk communication approach”
Ben Chapman discusses the role of NC State Extension in supporting local retail, foodservice and consumer food safety and what works when communicating risk to consumers and businesses.
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