Food Safety

Best Practices for Maintaining a Safe Food Plant

By Gerry Gomolka
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The Food Safety Modernization Act has shifted the focus from responding to food safety breaches to actually preventing them. Here are some best practices to maintaining a safe food plant.


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Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Announces Improvements to Management Program

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To continue to provide the highest assurance of responsible fisheries management of Alaska's fisheries, the board of directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute voted to enhance the Responsible Fisheries Management program.


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Importance of Proper Pest Management in Ensuring Plant Sanitation

By Dr. Jim Fredericks and Missy Henriksen
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As pest problems have been traced to some recent food contamination cases and with the implementation of the Food Safety and Modernization Act, it is more important than ever that facilities pay increased attention to the role of pest management in their overall operations programs.
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CDC Data Shows Limited Progress in Reducing Foodborne Infections

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The nation's food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. In fact, foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States, according to annual report card produced by The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta.
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Indiana Takes Action to Provide New Opportunities for Small Meat Processors

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Washington, D.C., announced that Indiana has become the latest among a handful of states taking action to help provide new opportunities for small meat processing companies. Indiana has joined USDA’s Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program.
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Understanding the Risks in Marketing and Labeling Refrigerated and Frozen Foods

By David Ter Molen
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The deluge of class action labeling claims against food companies showed no signs of slowing in 2013.
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Take a Proactive Approach to Food Safety

By Brenda Percy
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Conducting a recall is a trying experience for any organization. Recalls cost an organization revenue, brand equity and consumer trust.


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How to Conduct a Mock Recall

By Angela Fernandez
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With pending Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) traceability regulations on the horizon, it is more important than ever to have a mock recall process in place.
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FSMA Update: Staying ahead of the curve

Comments are in for proposed Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls, but final rules have not been issued, leaving processors time to explore audit and certification alternatives.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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If you’re going through the motions of obtaining a GFSI certification, you may be in pretty good shape if FDA were to run an FSMA audit at your facility.


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Defending the food supply

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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If a disease outbreak occurs in today’s interconnected global economy, the stakes are higher than usual: Expect lost domestic and international sales, a damaged reputation, and even a hit to the U.S. economy from lost trade and employment.


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OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

Find out how this global food provider secured a new supply chain global trading platform, opened a new culinary innovation center and continues to keep food safety top of mind.

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Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

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