Food Safety

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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High Liner Foods Achieves 99% of 2013 Sustainability Goal

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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

By Steve Weiland
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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

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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

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


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Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to food safety

Employees need feedback on how well they're doing their jobs.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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With FSMA’s risk-based approach to food safety and GFSI certifications de rigueur for processors to sell to retail chains, processors need to bring their employees up to speed on best practices for food safety techniques to meet regulatory requirements, obtain GFSI certification(s) and produce a safe product.


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Retail, Consumer Trends Leader and Rancher Form Sustainability Project

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Retail and consumer trends leader J’Amy Owens and fourth-generation rancher Derek Kampfe formed the American Sustainability Project, a Bozeman, Mont.-based coalition of preeminent thought leaders, food reformers, meat activists, financiers, retailers and ranchers joined together to support food-forward agriculture by sourcing, producing and delivering the world's healthiest and most progressively raised foods.
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HACCP software: Get with the program!

From HACCP forms generation to automated track-and-trace systems, affordable software tools make FSMA compliance easier for small and medium-sized processors, and can reduce the potential of recalls.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Most operations can’t afford to be without HACCP software.
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How FSMA's New Food Import Fees Affect Your Company

By Dr. Donna Garren
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As you read this column, the federal government has ended its nearly 3-week partial shutdown and the business of governing has resumed in our nation’s capital. No doubt the resumption of suspended services is a welcome development for frozen food makers, who I know were frustrated by the impact.


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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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