As food safety professionals, we are faced with a compelling need to sell food safety to corporate leadership. Just being the company's food safety scientist is not enough, however. You must be a technical businessperson and use your scientific skill and training to enable the business to succeed, innovate, and grow.
In July 2022, FDA unveiled an enhanced Enforcement Report Subscription Service for recalls that allows users, including industry and consumers, the option to receive notifications of new and updated recalls of FDA-regulated products posted to the application using custom keywords.
Even with the right prep work, operations with the best sanitation, pest control, preventive maintenance, manufacturing practices, and food defense can experience a recall. This article establishes the background on recalls in the U.S. and offers a look at the behind-the-scenes activity of a food safety recall, including best practices, necessary steps, and tips for communication. It also explores an often-misunderstood resource that can minimize the negative impact and expense of a recall—your recall insurance policy.
Food safety is an active and ever-evolving process that is ripe for ongoing improvement. There are three main tools for building and transforming a company's food safety program: fundamentals, prevention, and culture. In recent years, Kerry has focused heavily on building a solid foundation—the "fundamentals." Effective communication is critical throughout the entire process and becomes the fourth building block.
Breaking Bad News author Jeff Hahn sits down with Food Safety Matters to share insights and tools for successfully navigating crisis communications. Also, Bob Ferguson of Strategic Consulting joins us to discuss his latest Food Safety Insights column, “How WGS Continues to Change Food Safety."