The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Consumer Reports, Stop Foodborne Illness, and other food safety advocates have announced their support of a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) to declare Salmonella an adulterant in breaded, stuffed, not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products.
Part of Food Safety Magazine’s series with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), titled, “Evolution of New Era: Advancing Strategies for Smarter Food Safety,” this episode of Food Safety Matters brought together an FDA Senior Scientist from CFSAN and the Director of the Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness to discuss food safety culture, including its assessment and the FDA/Stop Foodborne Illness topical webinar series.
The Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness and FDA are co-hosting a highly anticipated food safety culture webinar live from the Food Safety Summit on Thursday, May 11. During the live session, academic, regulatory, and industry professionals will discuss how they assess food safety culture and its impact.
A group of non-government organizations have recently expressed concerns and raised questions about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) vision for restructuring its Human Foods Program and Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA).
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we talk with Dr. Vanessa Coffman of the Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness, as well as two industry representatives and Alliance members: Sherry Brice-Williamson, Vice President of Global Quality and Food Safety at the Kellogg Company, and Megan Kenjora, Senior Manager of Food Safety Culture at The Hershey Company. Vanessa, Sherry, and Megan discuss the Alliance’s work to drive food safety culture throughout industry, as well as Sherry and Megan’s experiences collaborating with other industry members of the Alliance to achieve non-competitive food safety goals.
Recalls are an integral element of the comprehensive food safety system in the U.S. Removing potentially life-threatening products from store shelves and home pantries is essential, and making this process more efficient for the food banks and pantries is vital. The modernization of the current recall system must be inclusive of the entire distribution chain—including the real "last mile."
Food companies are struggling with recall execution and communication, stemming from a patchwork of regulations. Three key issues confront industry due to this fragmentation of the recall system. The path to more effective recalls, in simple terms, is to standardize and streamline the existing system and utilize modern technology to circulate pertinent information.
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we interview Gillian Kelleher, President, and CEO of Kelleher Consultants LLC and the Chairperson of the Educational Advisory Board (EAB) for the 2023 Food Safety Summit. Gillian speaks about the importance of organizational food safety and quality (FSQ) programs, as well as how FSQ professionals and food businesses can drive positive improvement.