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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Controlling foreign material contamination

By Gale Prince
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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

By André Biane
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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

By Gale Prince
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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

By Melissa Kvidahl Reilly
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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

By André Biane
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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

By Gale Prince
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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

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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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Food Safety Modernization Act: Don’t wait, act now

By André Biane
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The massive Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) affects food companies across the globe.
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Are you on target for FSMA?

By Gale Prince
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It has been 30 months since the U.S. Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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Food safety is hard work

By Jim Munyon
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Keeping food safe is a battle—a fight against nature—as pathogens, toxins and allergens are naturally occurring.
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