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NEHA credentialed food safety auditors crucial to supply chain

Contributed

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 Donald Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago, includes certification courses; a trade show with exhibitors from industry, academia and government; an extensive list of seminars and panel discussions; and a… Continue Reading

Latest organic controversy involves carrageenan as an additive

ANALYSIS

The growing, but increasingly fractured organic industry does little these days that is not without controversy. USDA’s decision earlier this week to buck a recommendation and allow carrageenan as an ingredient in organic products is just another example. With 7 percent domestic and 11 percent international growth rates, sales of organic foods are approaching $50… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Giving credit when, where it’s due

Kudos to Frank Yiannas and other Walmart leaders for putting food safety on the plate

Opinion

Over the past 20-plus years I have given countless talks to food industry groups on the moral and business reasons to “not poison your customers.”   However, it has only been a handful of companies that have allowed me behind the curtain (at no charge) to talk directly, candidly and forcefully about the role of… Continue Reading

A conundrum: Multi-agency jurisdiction and rules under FSMA

Contributed

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 Donald Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago, includes certification courses; a trade show with exhibitors from industry, academia and government; an extensive list of seminars and panel discussions; and a… Continue Reading

Touchy feely restaurant screens covered with creepy crawlies

Opinion

Restaurants are increasingly moving from clipboards and pens to digital technology. And they should. These digital tools streamline and simplify multiple processes – from taking customers’ orders to facilitating inspections. But now, patrons and staff are likely to touch – and share – multiple screens. Whether your host is sending a text about an open… Continue Reading

NoroCORE’s final meeting celebrates successes, looks forward

Contributed

More than 150 leading norovirus minds gathered in Atlanta this week to celebrate one of the most successful food safety collaborations among industry, academia and regulatory entities known as NoroCORE at the group’s “Final Showcase Meeting.” NoroCORE’s full name is Norovirus Collaborative for Outreach, Research, and Education The output of the 157 noro warriors since its first… Continue Reading

Faces of Food Safety: Meet Kari Johnstone of FSIS

Contributed

Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, republished here with permission. For over 18 years, Kari Johnstone has been dedicated to food safety. Specifically, Johnstone serves as a supervisory public health veterinarian (SPHV). Johnstone begins her typical… Continue Reading