Food safety. These two words dominated headlines over the Thanksgiving holiday with recalls of romaine lettuce. And, food safety continues to appear in headlines as of late. That’s why when it comes to food safety, action needs to be preventative.
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), Arlington, Va., embarked on a strategic plan in 2017 that prioritized the advancement of food safety within the frozen food industry supply chain. This was shortly after a Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) recall for frozen vegetables. We knew then that AFFI could be instrumental to our members and the collective frozen food industry in developing the science and best practices to ensure that frozen foods and beverages are safe.