The food supply chain extends from growers and ranchers to food processors to distributors to retail foodservice outlets to consumers. The food supply chain is commonly referred to as “farm to fork” and includes every step or link in the chain.
Growers include agricultural producers and fruit growers. Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is a voluntary certification program that uses audits to verify that sound food safety practices are being used at agricultural operations.
The cold chain describes the management of food-specific storage temperatures for perishable foods to maintain safety and quality from the point of origin through the distribution chain to the consumer.
Traceability is one of FDA's main goals outlined in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety. Enhanced traceability of food products will help speed foodborne illness outbreak response and prevention, as well as increase the speed and efficiency of recalling contaminated or mislabeled food from the market.
The food and beverage industry is undergoing a digital transformation. From large corporations to smaller, more flexible brands, companies are using digital technologies to collect more data regarding their workflow processes and to ensure safety and quality in food processing, packaging, and distribution.
This article explores the food safety challenges of the labor-heavy catering sector, including the pervasive lack of food safety culture and management commitment; the need for creative solutions in process monitoring for large facilities; how to build an effective training program for a catering facility; and how to handle customer complaints, including the importance of root cause analysis.
Due to concerns about Escherichia coli O157:H7 contamination, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CIFA) has implemented temporary Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license conditions for romaine lettuce imports from the U.S., specifically California’s Salinas Valley.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland recently published an audit report that focused on food businesses’ levels of compliance with food law as it relates to traceability and labeling for meat products.
The IAFNS 2022 Annual Meeting and Science Symposium featured a panel that addressed emerging food safety concerns associated with new modes of food retail, such as e-commerce, ghost kitchens, and delivery services.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final guidance that outlines adjustments to FDA’s regulatory oversight activities for imported food products covered by a Systems Recognition Arrangement.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its new Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops (FSCSC) program, which will provide financial assistance to specialty crops producers who incur eligible on-farm food safety program expenses while pursuing a food safety certification in calendar years 2022 or 2023.
On Demand:In today’s world, food companies have an increasing responsibility to regularly monitor their supply chain and measure compliance to regulations and customer expectations. This webinar will review the supply chain risks businesses face today, as well as present how our solutions can help.
On Demand:A major cyberattack on the food supply chain could endanger its safety and security. Planners can take lessons learned from the COVID-19 disruption and apply them to other security domains, including policies governing cyber systems.
On Demand:Cybersecurity threats to the food and beverage industry continue to increase. However, there are many steps that food and beverage processors can take to improve their cyber defense and establish capabilities to lower their cyber risk.