The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched an updated version of the Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) to help companies meet the requirements of the Intentional Adulteration rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
When the New Era of Smarter Food Safety plan was announced by the Food and Drug Administration in April, a strong emphasis was placed on the “modernization” aspect of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The research found that the freshness of produce – specifically strawberries, romaine lettuce and packaged salad mixes – varied significantly from store to store as well as within each individual store.
June 27, 2019
Zest Labs, San Jose, Calif., released the results of new research study measuring and comparing the shelf life (or freshness) of produce sold at major grocery chain stores across the United States.
Processors that take advantage of advancements in interleaving material technology and integrate these with their systems will significantly increase shelf life, food safety and profitability.
June 26, 2019
While interleaving materials are typically viewed as a commodity, material innovation and integration with high-speed interleaving machines can significantly enhance shelf life and food safety across a wide range of industries.
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.
Every day food safety professionals are faced with news about outbreaks, new legislation and new products and services to help them do their jobs better. For the past 20 years, the Food Safety Summit has been the one event developed by the industry for the industry where professionals learn from their peers about cutting edge solutions to address emerging issues, become certified in the newest courses available and see the latest technological advances offered by leading vendors. Read More