Unless your facility is a USDA shop, then it most likely falls under FSMA regulations, which for the vast majority of processors is the law of the land. If you haven’t yet been visited by FDA for an audit, it is past time to get ready for that inevitable moment. I asked Ib Elandaloussi (CAL), Food and Consumer Products Group with Burns and McDonnell to talk briefly about designing facility solutions to meet FSMA rules.
The 21st Annual Food Safety Summit occurred last week in Rosemont, IL, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and over 1,400 food safety professionals representing the leading foodservice and retail establishments, manufacturers and processors, distributors, regulators, and academicians attended.
While the industry’s ability to detect food-related outbreaks has increased, until traceability improves, this improved detection increases the risk of future advisories.
May 13, 2019
The stakes are rising for food suppliers in a landscape of continuously evolving food safety challenges, technologies and regulations, according to a new from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division, Denver, Colo.
Today’s technology-focused world has morphed the way our society operates, creating a highly complex and globally interconnected landscape that is fundamentally changing the way foods move from farm to table.
Despite ongoing production pressures on meat and poultry operations managers, making the effort to follow best practice sanitary standards can not only enhance food safety and production but also add value to products.
Grocer is the latest company to adopt blockchain-based traceability system for global food ecosystem
April 16, 2019
Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, is joining the blockchain-based IBM Food Trust network and will begin piloting the technology to improve how food is traced from farm to store shelf.
A DNA sample from cattle entering the Open Prairie program will be used to trace the origin of individual cuts of beef as they move through the supply chain.
March 29, 2019
Tyson Fresh Meats, the Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., collaborated with IdentiGEN, Lawrence, Kan., to use DNA technology to trace beef back to the individual animal of origin.
Meat products have been one of the main drivers of high pressure processing (HPP) technology in the last few years, spurred on by the need for improved food safety and demand for fresh, clean, ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.