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Consumer Reports Finds Listeria Following Leafy Green Tests; FDA to Review the Publication’s Data

Last week, Consumer Reports announced that, in light of the recent series of foodborne illness outbreaks linked to leafy greens, the publication had conducted its own testing of 284 samples of leafy greens purchased from various retailers.  The results from those tests showed Listeria monocytogenes were present in six of the samples.  These findings are now being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Food Safety Regulations: Prevention is as Important as Response to Food Safety Incidents


It’s time to ask the hard question: Is your company prepared for an audit or food-related incident?

Food regulatory requirements have shifted in nature; now, rather than primarily focusing on responding to food safety incidents, there is an increased emphasis on food safety prevention. Fortunately, there are a variety of tools to help food and beverage manufacturers ensure that they are compliant with food safety regulations; the key is preparing for food safety audits in advance. Audits can occur in-house by a designated team or by an external auditor, with the purpose being to identify areas for improvement to processes and systems.

FoodLogiQ to Join More Than 3,600 Food Safety Pros at IAFP Conference


Three-day conference to provide food safety professionals with a global forum to exchange information on protecting the food supply

Kentucky is known for its bourbon (Cheers, Mr. Beam!), basketball rivalries (Go, Cats and Cards!) and bluegrass music (Bravo, Ricky Skaggs).  It’s also the location of this year’s International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting, taking place this week in the host city of Louisville. Attendees at the 2019 gathering will have access to current and emerging food safety issues, the latest food science, innovative solutions to new and recurring problems, and the opportunity to network with thousands of food safety professionals from around the globe. Held in various locations throughout North America (2018 was in Salt Lake City, Utah; the 2020 host is Cleveland, Ohio), this meeting has grown over the years to become a leading food safety conference.  

Live Demo: Take Control of Your Supply Chain with FoodLogiQ Connect


Join FoodLogiQ for a live demo on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET. Learn how you can build a community of your supply chain partners, capture and monitor quality incidents, achieve end-to-end traceability and respond to food recalls with speed and accuracy all on the FoodLogiQ Connect platform

Restaurant Operations Versus the Food Safety Department: Partnering for Success


By guest blogger Steve Franke, FoodLogiQ Enterprise Account Manager

For 25 years, I was a restaurant operations guy.  I lived and breathed KPIs related to food cost, labor hours, and supply budgets.  I had no time or interest in anything that required me to turn my focus away from increasing sales and lowering costs within the four walls of my building.

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