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 National Association of County and City Health Officials recently published a study, grounded in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards, that analyzed the factors affecting the implementation of food safety risk factor intervention strategies among local retail food regulatory programs.
Varcode and National Packaging Group have forged a strategic partnership to develop Corrugated SMART Cases and SMART Packaging Kits for cold chain food products, combining Varcode’s Smart Tag™ digital solutions and NPG’s corrugated packaging.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded its internal review of the agency’s response to the U.S. infant formula supply crisis, which details key findings and recommendations that will allow the agency to respond more quickly during food safety emergencies.
A study has demonstrated the economic impacts of foodborne illness outbreaks on supply chains by observing the damages caused by the 2018 Escherichia coli outbreak that was linked to romaine lettuce grown in California.
The Retail Food Safety Regulatory Association Collaborative has compiled a resource library for retail food regulatory professionals to support effective foodborne illness outbreak investigations, amid National Food Safety Education Month 2022.
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.