Food Safety

Author Gale Prince is founder and president of SAGE Food Safety Consultants, LLC, Cincinnati, which offers guidance and solutions to issues such as crisis management and food safety.

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FSMA: The Pathway to Compliance

Final rules for the remaining sections of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that require rule-making will start rolling out in 2015.


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Is open-date code labeling increasing food waste

There are concerns that open-date coding of foods has increased food waste. The food industry and consumers use the dates printed on food packages to manage stock rotation from food manufacturing plants to the consumer’s kitchen. Variation in terminology associated with open dates on consumer packages can result in the disposal of good food.


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A look at kill-step validation

Food safety is increasingly becoming a global challenge. Recent foodborne illness outbreaks involving a wide range of food products have clearly shown that food pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli have breached their natural habitats. 


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Controlling foreign material contamination

The number of firms recalling product due to foreign material contamination has increased by 157% in the past six years. While metal fragments have been the leading cause, there have been several food product recalls related to plastic fragments. 


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The benefits of sanitary equipment design

During Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) inspections, the most commonly found nonconformities are associated with food-safety maintenance. 


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Keeping up with proposed FSMA regulations

Since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published in the Federal Register nearly 800 pages of proposed regulations on the act’s implementation. 


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Food safety first

The landscape is changing for commercial bakers and snack manufacturers as the Food Safety Modernization Act grants the Food and Drug Administration a wider reach. Will the act shift the responsibility for food safety of imported foods to the importer? And do all companies have the expertise they need to handle preventative measures?


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Fads’ and trends’ effects on food safety

One of the more challenging aspects of food manufacturing is food processors’ ability to discern between a fad and a trend, be they consumer- or industry-driven. 


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Preparing for the FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification program

Changes in food-safety regulations aren’t just limited to the U.S. I recently took part in an international food-safety meeting in China, during which representatives from 19 nations talked about changes underway in food-safety regulations in their respective countries. 


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Act now to comply with food-safety regulations

The global food industry is faced with some of the biggest food-safety changes in history. Not only has the U.S. proposed changes in the way food safety will be addressed, but so has Canada, China, India and other countries. 


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