Handheld, cloud-based devices may help prevent the next foodborne illness outbreak.
This year the World Health Organization recognized the need for food safety throughout the global food supply chain.
Achieving complete traceability is a must to combating seafood fraud. How is industry getting there?
FSMA sets the bar higher for retailers of private label foods in the key areas of food safety record keeping and documentation, traceability/recall programs, upgrading from HACCP to HARPC, and implementing a verifiable supply chain management program.
GMOs, FSMA and menu labeling are all hot topics right now in the world of food policy and regulation. To further discuss the latest updates,TraceGains’ Chelsey Davis sat down with Baylen J. Linnekin, Executive Director for Keep Food Legal, Adjunct Professor at George Mason School of Law, and Columnist at Reason, to explore his take on a few of these key issues.
Take a moment at the beginning of this year to perform annual food safety gap analysis, assess our organization’s food safety culture and implement the much-needed corrective actions to fill these gaps towards the establishment of an enduring food safety culture. And convince senior management that this not only pays for itself but pushes customer satisfaction and profitability beyond their wildest dreams.
Invest in continuous training of your frontline employees on the rudiments of food safety, to empower them, to safeguard the huge cost of corporate food safety management system, to protect your brand, and to protect the public health.
Produce safety featured prominently in the recently concluded Food Safety Consortium in Chicago November 17-18, 2014 for two reasons: First, produce remains the largest source of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States, and second, the recent supplemental notice by FDA calling for another round of public comments on the proposed rule for “ Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption .”
In these times, it’s better to err on the side of caution than to regret actions on a potentially positive Ebola case. It is indeed a good time also to rethink the level of food safety culture in your organization and what you can do to ensure that your organization is not in the news for the wrong reasons.
While industry is racing to develop several promising anti-spoilage technologies, active managerial control of the various components of an effective food safety and quality assurance system remains the best practice against food spoilage and associated food losses in retail food operations.