Food Safety

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to food safety

Employees need feedback on how well they're doing their jobs.
December 10, 2013

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

December 4, 2013
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.
November 11, 2013
Most operations can’t afford to be without HACCP software.
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How FSMA's New Food Import Fees Affect Your Company

November 6, 2013

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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Furthering Food Safety: GFSI Audits to Extend to Retailers & Wholesalers

November 1, 2013
The newly created GFSI Retail & Wholesale Technical working group helps extend food safety requirements to retail and wholesale by drafting the contents to be included in the GFSI Benchmark criteria section.
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Traceability Guideline in Place for Leveraging GS1 Global Standards

October 21, 2013
The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, Madison, Wis.; the International Dairy Foods Association, Washington, D.C.; and GS1 US, Lawrenceville, N.J., implemented a new guideline for leveraging GS1 global standards for traceability processes in the dairy, deli and bakery supply chain.
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How the Government Shutdown Affects Food Safety

October 8, 2013
What does the government shutdown mean to our nation’s food supply?
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USDA: How Government Shutdown Affects Meat, Poultry Inspection

October 1, 2013
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., outlines its plans to continue field inspection of meat, poultry and egg products despite the government shutdown and lapse in funding.
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2 Sisters Food Opens Food Safety Lab

September 26, 2013
Food manufacturing giant 2 Sisters Food Group, United Kingdom, opened a food safety laboratory where almost 1 million ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook food samples such as ready meals and pizza, will be tested each year.
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Integrated Pest Management Offers a Holistic Approach to Pest Control

September 24, 2013
For food processors, pest control is a complex challenge. Though processors have been credited with successfully removing most agricultural pesticide residues before food products reach the marketplace, food processing itself can attract pests of all kinds. Refrigerated or frozen food processors are not exempt.
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