Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Establishing Supplier Management Best Practices


Your suppliers are one of the most important determinants of the success of your food business. If they do not adhere to regulations or safety practices, you may find your business in jeopardy. Recent laws, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), have increased the responsibilities and roles of food businesses in preventing foodborne disease outbreaks and ensuring food safety. The rule has set several stringent requirements on supply chain related activities, including mandatory documentation of important supplier activities for most businesses.

Food Safety Education: Why Public & Private Partners Should Work Together


Producing and delivering safe, nutritious food is a global challenge that affects every country in the world. It is also one that requires the contribution of food companies of all sizes as well as public and private partners. With the increasing demands for product variety and more sustainable food options, we are witnessing an era of complex supply chains, usually involving several large and small suppliers, both local and overseas. The implication is this: to ensure the production of safe food, all companies will need to understand their role in food safety and ensure compliance with the regulations.

The Produce Safety Rule: Preparing for Routine FDA Inspections


We all know that 2018 was not a great year for farmers and growers in the United States. From romaine lettuce to pre-cut melons, we witnessed several foodborne disease outbreaks linked to the produce industry, triggering huge nationwide recalls. At least 800 people were sickened or hospitalized from multiple E. coli  outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce alone.

For farmers and regulators, reducing the number of food safety incidents remains a priority. If you operate a business that grows and sells fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), you should ensure your business complies with the provisions of the  Produce Safety rule for which FDA inspections start in Spring 2019.

Creating Buy-In for Food Safety Technology


Join us on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 1:30 pm ET for a live webinar when FoodLogiQ will talk with Sharan Lanini, Director of Food Safety at Pacific International Marketing, and Eric Moore, Director of Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance at Testo, about creating buy-in for food safety technology.

Under the Microscope: Food Industry Sees Increase in FDA Inspections

Food safety is an important issue. About 128,000 people are hospitalized every year due to a foodborne illness, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Regulatory bodies, therefore, continue to adopt stricter measures to ensure compliance with food safety regulations and guidelines.

In the last few years, the FDA has increased efforts to reduce the number of food safety incidents. The most prominent move was the enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011. More recently, the FDA aims to increase domestic and foreign inspections of regulated products.

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