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Food Recall? 5 Things to Do Immediately

It’s Monday morning and although a lengthy to-do list awaits your attention, you’re feeling refreshed and ready to take on the week. You begin scrolling through your email when, suddenly, you’re stopped in your tracks. There, in a message ominously marked “URGENT” are those dreaded words: 

Product recall.

3 Can't Miss FSMA Webinars

You are not going to want to miss our next lineup of webinars centered on the Food Safety Modernization Act. First up, How FSMA Impacts the Retail Industry,  a dive into how retail companies can create change around food safety within their organizations. Then, dust off your food safety plans with Getting Your Food Safety Plan FSMA-Ready. Lastly, learn all about certifications with Managing Certifications Across Your Supply Chain.  We have a great lineup of expert speakers for these live events this month. Space is limited, so save your seat now!  

Spice Safety: FDA Finds Widespread Salmonella Problem

Following a two-year study looking at more than 7,000 spice batches tested, the FDA has reported that spices are more than twice as likely as any other imported food to be contaminated with salmonella. The results were part of a nationwide study analyzing the presence of salmonella in retail spices found in supermarkets, ethnic markets, discount stores and online. 

Perhaps the most alarming finding of the study was that the problem isn't localized to any specific region or a particular spice. Of the nearly 80 countries included in the study, about half had a salmonella problem. And the issue isn't specific to any particular spice. Basil, black pepper, oregano, paprika, red pepper, coriander, cumin, curry powder, garlic, sesame seed, and white pepper were all named as sources of salmonella.

FoodLogiQ's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

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...  

Will you be ready for FSMA in 2016?

For many food companies, the Food Safety Modernization Act rulings finalized this year will take full effect in 2016. The first FSMA deadline is in September 2016, when large companies  with 500 or more full-time employees must comply with the preventive controls ruling for human food. Small companies with fewer than 500 employees will have until September 2017, and very small businesses with less than $1 million in average annual sales until September 2018.

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