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Factoring in the human element in food safety programs

FACTORING IN THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN FOOD SAFETY PROGRAMS

Have you asked yourself the following question? How do I, as the person in my organization who is accountable for effective implementation...

Unfinished business: Keeping the focus on food safety

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: KEEPING THE FOCUS ON FOOD SAFETY

In just the past few months, outbreaks involving romaine lettuce, pre-cut melons and Honey Smacks cereal have reminded us that the...

 
 
 
No quick or easy answers for using raw manure on food crops

NO QUICK OR EASY ANSWERS FOR USING RAW MANURE ON FOOD CROPS

Watch children's first reactions at a dairy farm and you'll see their hands quickly going up to their faces and their fingers pinching...

Letter From The Editor: Romaine, Reform and Revive

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: ROMAINE, REFORM AND REVIVE

The purpose of the Food Safety and Modernization Act is the prevention of foodborne disease. We've invested billions of taxpayer dollars...

 
 
 
Amazon says food warehouse isn't subject to FDA food rule

AMAZON SAYS FOOD WAREHOUSE ISN'T SUBJECT TO FDA FOOD RULE

After Amazon took over Whole Foods Market locations nationwide this past August in a $13.7 billion acquisition, it still did not see...

Warning letter to Utah firm highlights contract manufacturing, FSMA questions

WARNING LETTER TO UTAH FIRM HIGHLIGHTS CONTRACT MANUFACTURING, FSMA QUESTIONS

A recent warning letter sent to a Utah company by the US Food and Drug Administration lists various GMP violations, including a lack...

 
 
 
More food producers exempt from FSMA under Tester-Hagen

MORE FOOD PRODUCERS EXEMPT FROM FSMA UNDER TESTER-HAGEN

Eight years after the Food Safety Modernization Act was passed by Congress, the Tester-Hagan amendment is coming into focus. It is...

A conundrum: Multi-agency jurisdiction and rules under FSMA

A CONUNDRUM: MULTI-AGENCY JURISDICTION AND RULES UNDER FSMA

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles leading up to the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. The event, from May 7-10 at the...

 
 
 
University of Florida updates recall manual for food businesses

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA UPDATES RECALL MANUAL FOR FOOD BUSINESSES

Any business involved in the manufacture, processing, packing, holding or delivery of food for people needs to understand and address...

GAO says FDA needs to work on ‘prioritizing and sequencing'

GAO SAYS FDA NEEDS TO WORK ON ‘PRIORITIZING AND SEQUENCING'

The Food and Drug Administration has been getting at least $1 billion annually in recent years, including salaries for at least 4,300...

 
 
 
Important Clarification of FSMA Produce Rule Ag Water Compliance Dates

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION OF FSMA PRODUCE RULE AG WATER COMPLIANCE DATES

Boy did I get this wrong...but so did many others...most seriously, some domestic and international trainers and Lead Trainers providing...

FDA updates spice risk profile; 7,200 samples analyzed

FDA UPDATES SPICE RISK PROFILE; 7,200 SAMPLES ANALYZED

Four years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a draft risk profile on the public health dangers associated with spices,...

 
 
 
Briefly: Tapeworm tale - IAFP 2018 - Sanitary food transport

BRIEFLY: TAPEWORM TALE - IAFP 2018 - SANITARY FOOD TRANSPORT

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current...

FDA to delay enforcement on four FSMA rules

FDA TO DELAY ENFORCEMENT ON FOUR FSMA RULES

Some of the provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act will be delayed in implementation while FDA works through potential problems...

 
 
 
FDA's adulteration watchdogs talk about food terrorism

FDA'S ADULTERATION WATCHDOGS TALK ABOUT FOOD TERRORISM

FDA's Ryan Newkirk, left, and Jon Woody work to prevent and defend against intentional contamination of food. As part of the Food Safety...

Transparency, temperature, tenacity can tame FSMA terrors

TRANSPARENCY, TEMPERATURE, TENACITY CAN TAME FSMA TERRORS

The FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011. The act granted the FDA a number of new powers and enforcement...

 
 
 
Food safety training, treatments addressed in federal grants

FOOD SAFETY TRAINING, TREATMENTS ADDRESSED IN FEDERAL GRANTS

If you think you're got problems, try being a farmer. They're faced with an impressive array of enemies that are waging war on their...

Rise of technology in food safety

RISE OF TECHNOLOGY IN FOOD SAFETY

Editor's note: This is the first of a four-part series on technology and food safety sponsored by PAR Technologies. pH meters, infrared...

 
 
 
FSVP compliance with FSMA achievable with A, B, C approach

FSVP COMPLIANCE WITH FSMA ACHIEVABLE WITH A, B, C APPROACH

Provisions of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program , under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration, were enacted...

FSMA whistleblower clause protects those who report problems

FSMA WHISTLEBLOWER CLAUSE PROTECTS THOSE WHO REPORT PROBLEMS

Before the Food Safety Modernization Act, no protection from retaliation existed for privately employed food and agriculture workers...