Best practices in food safety include practices and processes that are followed, recommended, and shared by industry as safe, sustainable, recommended steps to ensure food safety, worker safety, consumer safety, and successful continuity of business operations.
Food safety and quality are paramount in the food manufacturing industry. Ensuring that the products people consume are safe and of high quality is not solely the responsibility of a single team or department. While the food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) team plays a pivotal role, the responsibility does not rest solely on its shoulders. Food safety and quality are shared responsibilities that involve various cross-functional teams and roles throughout the organization. Fostering a food safety culture is not just a goal; it is a necessity to protect the well-being of consumers and the reputation of the company. This article delves into the various cross-functional teams and roles within a food manufacturing organization that play crucial parts in maintaining the highest standards for food safety and quality.
This article, authored by speakers summarizing their workshop at the 2023 Food Safety Summit, explores components for food safety professional development and business management to help empower food safety leaders throughout their careers and in their day-to-day work.
A recent report from the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA) provides an assessment of the efficacy of different control strategies for non-typhoidal Salmonella in broilers and chicken meat at primary production, processing, and post-processing.
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we are joined by Sherry Brice, M.B.A., Chief Supply Chain Officer at W.K. Kellogg Co. She discusses her experiences as a food safety and supply chain business leader, and shares practical strategies and considerations for other professionals in driving business value by balancing food safety priorities, supply chain requirements, and working with diverse teams.
A question that often arises is, "Does a food production establishment require both a HACCP plan and a Food Safety Plan?" The answer to this question depends on country- or region-specific legal requirements, among other factors.
On November 28, 2023, the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) and McGill University are hosting a free, virtual food safety workshop on food safety hazards and controls in food production environments.
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we are joined by Dr. Kathy Knutson, an author, food safety consultant, and educator for the cannabisindustry. She discusses packaging, good manufacturing practices, training, and other considerations for ensuring the safety of cannabis-infused edibles and beverages, as well as the complicated patchwork of state regulations for cannabisand the potential for future federal regulation. We also hear from Dr. Hal King, the Editor of Food Safety Leadership in the Business of Food Safety, a new digital book published by Food Safety Magazine that serves as a resource for the retail foodservice industry. The book defines and models food safety business leadership from the perspective of top food safety business leaders at best-in-class retail foodservice operations.
Nut product innovation is an exciting space, with companies working on creative new solutions and ingredients, which can play a key role in creating a safer food supply. A majority of Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association (PTNPA) member companies regularly and proactively educate financial, maintenance, and inventory teams on what it means to operate in a culture of food safety.