Food Safety

Indiana Takes Action to Provide New Opportunities for Small Meat Processors

April 8, 2014
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

March 20, 2014
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

March 7, 2014

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

March 4, 2014
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.
February 7, 2014

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

February 7, 2014

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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High Liner Foods Achieves 99% of 2013 Sustainability Goal

February 6, 2014
High Liner Foods Inc., Canada, achieved 99% of its goal to source all seafood from “certified-sustainable or responsible” fisheries and aquaculture.
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Combatting Listeria Positive in Finished Product

January 8, 2014

There are five words that no one in the food industry ever wants to hear—Listeria positive in finished product. Normally, I would not start a communication with this type of dramatic statement. 


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Hy-Vee Strengthens Commitment to Seafood Sustainability

January 6, 2014
Hy-Vee, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa, added a Responsible Sourcing Commitment to its comprehensive Seafood Procurement Policy.
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Work continues on antimicrobial solutions

December 10, 2013

Antimicrobial solutions are used to reduce contaminants on raw foods such as meats, vegetables and fruits.


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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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