Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

FoodLogiQ Attends 7th Annual Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo


FoodLogiQ welcomes guest blogger Robert Sproule, Enterprise Account Executive, as he shares key insights and lessons learned during education sessions and from the exhibit floor.

The 7th annual Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo was hosted in Schaumburg, Illinois, this week featuring dynamic discussions, both in the sessions as well as on the exhibit floor. 

The FDA's New Food Safety Dashboard for Tracking FSMA Online


The Food and Drug Administration has released a Food Safety Dashboard to help track Food Safety Modernization Act rules and to measure their progress.

It’s been eight years since Congress passed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, in an effort to foster a more proactive food safety system. At the heart of that legislation was the government’s obligation to protect consumers, not only through reactive measures, but through prevention as well.

FoodLogiQ’s Julie McGill Shares Key Insights From the Partnership for Food Safety Education

 

FoodLogiQ welcomes guest blogger Julie McGill, Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights, as she talks hand washing, poultry dos and don’ts, and the importance of consumer food safety education.

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a meeting of the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), a public-private collaborative that is the only nonprofit in the U.S. focusing on consumer food safety education.  FoodLogiQ joined a host of food safety leaders from across the country—including PFSE partners Tyson Foods, McDonald’s, Publix and others, and federal liaisons from the CDC, FDA and USDA—to discuss key food safety initiatives. NACS hosted the gathering in Alexandria, VA.

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.