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FDA’s adulteration watchdogs talk about food terrorism

Contributed

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration issued on May 27, 2016, a final rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities, with some exceptions, to address hazards that may be introduced with the intention to cause wide-scale harm to public health. These food facilities are required to… Continue Reading

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 crops and their livelihoods. These adversaries don’t need sophisticated weapons. They’ve got something more deadly — an arsenal of biological ammunition. And for the most part, they’re small, very small, oftentimes… Continue Reading

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 thermometers, wearable prompting guides and automatic cleaning systems are just a few of the many technology advancements the food industry has seen in the last 20 years says NSF’s Rade Jankovic, Senior Account Manager… Continue Reading

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

Opinion

Provisions of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP), under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration, were enacted in 2015. They mandate that foreign suppliers provide the same level of food safety protection for their products as domestic suppliers are required to provide for theirs. This is needed as outbreaks of foodborne illness continue to occur both… Continue Reading

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 who took action because of concerns about food safety. Section 402 is the FSMA’s answer to that problem. It gives those employees protection from being discharged or punished for carrying out their job responsibilities  that involve food… Continue Reading

FSN Briefly

ISIS allowed pathogens to proliferate — U.K. chicken cleanup — Hurricane food safety impact

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 headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. FDA launches new site for key FSMA dates The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), described as the most… Continue Reading

OIG says FDA needs to boost efficiency to meet federal law

Food and Drug Administration domestic food inspections are “on track” for now, but not for the tighter timeframes called for in the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). So finds the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which has oversight responsibilities for FDA. In a 35-page… Continue Reading

FDA launches training module on Sanitary Transportation Rule

As part of the preventive refocus that is the cornerstone of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Food and Drug Administration has launched an online training tool to help trucking companies meet the requirements of the new Sanitary Transportation Rule. “The Sanitary Transportation Rule requires rail and motor vehicle carriers covered by the rule to provide food… Continue Reading

On a clear day you can see omnichannel biz forever with IOT

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a four-part series sponsored by Par Technologies. For Parts 1 through 3, please see the links below.  About one in four households —23 percent to be exact — in the United States purchase groceries online, according to research by the Nielsen Company and Food Marketing Institute that shows the percentage… Continue Reading

Omnichannel ops and IOT

IOT prevents mandated data tracking for food retailers from being a logistical nightmare

Editor’s note: This is Part 3 of a special series sponsored by Par Technologies Corp. Read Part 4 on Sept. 25. With just a few taps on a smartphone, a week’s worth of groceries is ordered for a family and delivered right to their door. For them, their grocery store’s adoption of the omnichannel approach to streamline… Continue Reading