For all the food safety benefits that Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and preventive controls have brought us, perhaps public health would be better served if companies put the most effort toward managing their greatest risks instead of thinking of risk in yes/no terms.
The Retail Food Safety Regulatory Association Collaborative has worked to develop diverse strategic priorities, such as improving the regulatory approach, competency, and food safety culture in the regulatory community and enhancing the sharing of best practices among retail food protection partners.
Personal hygiene has long been a pillar of food safety. The pandemic not only created massive global awareness campaigns for handwashing but also provided food safety practitioners a platform for driving hygienic practices as the simple yet undisputed foundation of public health.
Given the large number of contamination events involving the contamination of frozen vegetables with Listeria, are suppliers of these products able to control other harmful microorganisms from contaminating their products?
This article outlines the identification of and responses to these outbreaks, the actions taken to prevent future outbreaks, the challenges encountered, possible contamination routes, and how current regulations may affect sprout safety.
Even under the best of circumstances, agriculture faces myriad pressures. Exacerbated by climate change, these pressures are making agriculture a more vulnerable and challenging enterprise, impacting food production, processing, storage, and distribution. In other words, our entire food system is threatened by climate change.
This article elaborates on public-private partnerships in food safety, what their added values are in enhancing food control systems, and provides an example how coregulatory approaches using information from voluntary third-party assurance programs can lead to improved food safety outcomes.
On Demand: This webinar will present a risk-based model for an EPM program, which aligns with international guidelines and expectations. The model offers a pathway for the standardized implementation of EPM in any food company.
On Demand:During this webinar, you’ll hear insights, best practices, and lessons learned from an expert panel with experience transforming their quality processes in the food and beverage industry. You’ll also learn how to best leverage rapid digitization to accelerate your quality journey.