As 2015 comes to a close, here's a look back at FoodLogiQ's top 5, most viewed blog posts from this year. Whether it was DNA testing on hot dogs or compliance with the new Food Safety Modernization Act rulings, here they are in case you missed them...
For the first time, the FDA has a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, prevention based controls across the food supply. The legislation transforms FDA’s approach to food safety from a system that far too often responds to outbreaks rather than prevents them. Here's a quick breakdown of a few things you need to know about the insepction and compliance elements of the new ruling.
When consumers buy food based on the contents of the label on that food, they - rightfully so - expect to getwhat they pay for. Well, what happens when the label is wrong? For some consumers, they may never even know. But for people with extreme or even mild food allergies, the results can be terrifying. Well, now a food lab using next-generation DNA sequencing is out to expose exactly what food is being mislabeled.
“Sometimes simpler is better,” Panera’s Senior Vice President of Food Dan Kish told QSR Magazine in a featureon the rollout of their "No-No List" -- more than 80 ingredients that have been removed from their menu or are in the process of being taken out. What did it take to get there? Rolling up their sleeves and doing a deep dive into their supply chain and understanding exactly where each and every ingredient on their menu was coming from.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published three more final rules as part of implementing theFood Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). These new rules affect international and domestic produce growers, address import safety and outline guidance for food companies importing from foreign suppliers as well as outline a plan for establishing a comprehensive and reliable program for third‐party audits and certification of foreign food facilities. Here's a breakdown of each new rule with just a couple of the highlights:
Across the entire food industry, food safety and supply chain professionals are diving into the details of theFood Safety Modernization Act, the most sweeping food safety legislation to hit the industry in the last 70 years. Companies will take the next several months to get their FSMA plans set and continue getting ready for the pending compliance deadline. As you get FSMA ready, here are three key must-know facts to getting on the road to FSMA readiness.