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Laura Mushrush is a digital and print journalist with a specialty in livestock production. After graduating from Kansas State University in 2013 with degrees in agricultural journalism and animal science and industry, she worked as an associate editor for Farm Talk Newspaper, covering the four-state area of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. From there, she joined the editorial team for Drovers Magazine, where she covered ag policy, food safety, business management and production practices for the U.S. beef industry. Recently, Mushrush has taken her career international with photography and feature pieces appearing in British, Canadian and Swedish publications. When she’s not writing, Mushrush is working on her family’s purebred Red Angus ranch or for their specialty meat company. She takes her scotch neat, steak rare and burgers cooked to 160 degrees F.

Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of a four-part series on electronic record keeping enhancing companies’ food safety efforts. The series is sponsored by PAR Technologies.  

It’s not a matter of “if” but “when” digital platforms will be required for food safety records, says Matthew Botos, CEO of food
Continue Reading Easing the growing pains of going digital with food safety records 

Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a four-part series on how companies can use electronic record keeping to enhance food safety efforts. The series is sponsored by PAR Technologies.    

As companies transition from paper-based food safety records to digital platforms, managing the increased amount of data can become
Continue Reading Now that you’ve got the data, what are you going to do with it?

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a four-part series on how companies can use electronic record keeping to enhance food safety efforts. The series is sponsored by PAR Technologies.  


“Today’s food supply chains have an inherent weakness: individual parties are using disparate digital systems, different technologies, and paper-based
Continue Reading Digital records bring greater food safety, management benefits

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a four-part series on electronic record keeping to enhance companies’ food safety efforts. The series is sponsored by PAR Technologies. 

Whether it be for improved business management, safeguarding against food safety compromises or ticking all the boxes to keep the FDA at
Continue Reading Break up with paper; commit to digital; embrace food safety

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a seven-part series on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points sponsored by PAR Technologies. There are seven HACCP principles outlined by the Food and Drug Administration to serve as a guideline for creating a systematic approach in the identification, evaluation and control


Continue Reading HACCP Principle No. 7: Compliance requires the right records

Editor’s note: This is the fifth of a seven-part series on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points sponsored by PAR Technologies. There are seven HACCP principles outlined by the Food and Drug Administration to serve as a guideline for creating a systematic approach in the identification, evaluation and control of
Continue Reading HACCP Principle No. 5: Establish, execute corrective actions

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a seven-part series on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points sponsored by PAR Technologies. There are seven HACCP principles outlined by the Food and Drug Administration to serve as a guideline for creating a systematic approach in the identification, evaluation and control of


Continue Reading HACCP Principles: No. 4 Details matter — as does training

Editor’s note: This is the third of a seven-part series on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points sponsored by PAR Technologies. There are seven HACCP principles outlined by the Food and Drug Administration to serve as a guideline for creating a systematic approach in the identification, evaluation and control of
Continue Reading HACCP Principles: No. 3 Set limits for critical control points