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FSMA Fridays: Third-Party Auditing (Part Three Of Four)
FSMA Fridays: Third-Party Auditing (Part Three Of Four)

In part two of FSMA Fridays: Third-Party Auditing, SafetyChain Software’s VP of Marketing, Jill Bender was joined by The Acheson Group’s (TAG) founder and CEO Dr. David Acheson to discuss FSMA's third-party auditing rule, including the latest updates from the FDA and what companies should be doing based on the rule. Here, in part three, the duo continues their conversation.

  • 5 Ways Canada Is Bolstering Its Food Safety Approach
    5 Ways Canada Is Bolstering Its Food Safety Approach

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently updating regulations and updating its inspection model to keep pace with a constantly-changing, global environment. At the 13th Annual North American Summit On Food Safety, Nicole Bouchard-Steeves, executive director for the Operations Modernization Project Office with CFIA, shared her insights on how Canada is improving its food safety efforts with five different initiatives.

  • Food Online’s Top 10 Of June
    Food Online’s Top 10 Of June

    What was most important to our readers in June? Take a look back at the first month of summer by reviewing the 10 most-popular articles that appeared on Food Online in June.

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  • Ensuring Compliance For New Food Safety Standards

    This white paper looks at the most common food safety standards and their latest requirements. Focusing on traceability, quality and quantity control, foreign body detection, hygienically-designed equipment and equipment calibration, it explains how implementation of a product inspection program can help food manufacturers meet these requirements in order to achieve compliance.

  • Avoiding Recalls Through Physical Hazard Prevention: Are You Doing Enough?

    Preventing physical hazards in food continues to be challenging, and frequently, the reason for companies and/or regulatory agencies issuing recall notices. A brief review of the recalls viewable online at Recall.gov indicates that the number of recalls for physical hazards per month ranges from zero to eight involving USDA and FDA amenable products. This article will provide steps to help food companies keep physical contaminants out of food, as well detail the latest technologies helping to reduce physical contamination-related recalls.

  • What Does The Future Hold For Food Safety Regulations?

    The FDA recently requested a higher budget for the implementation of its food safety regulations that significantly impact the food industry. With new regulations, companies should stay on top of the latest changes that could impact production and profits. This article will explore some of the impacts of the evolving regulatory landscape on the food industry.

  • Trump And Food Safety: How The Industry Is Responding To Executive Orders

    Back in January, Food Online’s editor, Sam Lewis, penned a column covering a few predictions for the food industry in 2017. One of these predictions was the impact President Trump would have on the FDA, FSMA, and other food safety policies and legislation. In this column, I will illustrate the influence the President’s Executive Orders have had on the industry over the last several months, as well as how the industry is responding.

  • Recall Communications — How To Interact Effectively With The FDA

    Unfortunately, food recalls aren’t a matter of “if one happens,” they are a matter of “when one happens.” And when one happens to your company, will you be able to quickly and effectively communicate it with the FDA? This article will illustrate the recall process and offer suggestions to help you get through it.

  • Practical Tools For Getting Ahead Of Food Fraud

    Food fraud, or Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA), costs the food industry billions of dollars annually. Fraudsters intentionally misrepresent the true identity of food ingredients, artificially enhancing them with illegal dyes, concealing the use of undeclared banned biocides, or palming off counterfeits while evading detection. But, you can fight food fraud with powerful proactive tools that can help you anticipate and reduce your company’s vulnerability to EMA.

  • Rapid Pathogen Detection Methods — What To Consider

    Rapid methods of pathogen testing have been gaining acceptance in the food industry. Recent advances in technology result in faster detection and identification of pathogens, more convenient, more sensitive, more reproducible, and more specific than conventional methods. This article will detail several rapid pathogen detection methods, their benefits, and offer guidance to which ones your company should choose.

  • Food Defense Requires A Collaborative Offense

    Bridging the gaps between the food industry and law enforcement, along with creating long-lasting, mutually-beneficial partnerships is essential in food defense efforts. This article will explain some of those efforts, their benefits, and how the food industry can continue to collaborate to protect the food supply chain.

  • Ensuring Confidence In GFSI: Maintaining Value And Credibility Of Benchmarked Schemes

    In early March, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel discussion with several GFSI stakeholders, representing all aspects of the GFSI certification process. Moderated by Neil Marshall, global director of quality & safety strategy policy and programs at Coca-Cola; and Chris Lomauro, quality manager at General Mills, our conversation rotated around this scenario: a brand owner found an issue with a supplier who has been previously audited and certified to a GFSI benchmarked program.

  • Why Supply Chain Agility Is Essential For Food Manufacturing

    For years, the food industry has listened to predictions about the growth of online grocery shopping, but was hesitant to prepare for the unknown. Now, through technology and innovative delivery models, such as click-and-collect, the industry is more capable of responding to consumers’ growing set of complex needs, and e-commerce growth in the food industry is more realistic and achievable than ever before.

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Food For Thought: Establishing, Maintaining, And Improving Food Safety Culture Food For Thought: Establishing, Maintaining, And Improving Food Safety Culture

In this web chat, Lone Jespersen, principal at Cultivate and former director of food safety and operations learning at Maple Leaf Foods; and Brian Bedard, executive director of the GMA Science and Education Foundation, will explain some of the principles of establishing, maintaining, and improving food safety culture.