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How Can Plastic Pallets Impact Cleanliness and Drive Change?

July 21, 2014 8:10 am | by Bob Klimko, Director of Marketing, Food and Beverage, ORBIS Corp. | Articles | Comments

Today, as in the past, standard operating procedures decree that anything moved into a food production area is moved on a pallet. This can introduce significant risk if these pallets have not been specifically designed for sanitation and adhere to FSMA.

Infographic: The Impacts of FSMA on Manufacturers

June 27, 2014 8:30 am | by PMMI | News | Comments

Since 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act has been top of mind throughout the food and...

5 Keys to Optimizing Product Inspection

June 23, 2014 9:18 am | by Robert Rogers, Senior Advisor for Food Safety and Regulation, Mettler Toledo Product Inspection Group | Articles | Comments

Haunting every food manufacturer is the possible recall of one of its products contaminated with...

Cheese Makers Upset with FDA Cutting into Tradition

June 11, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The FDA has deemed the use of wooden boards in the cheese aging process unsanitary since the...

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Q&A: Product Traceability and the Wolverine Packing Beef Recall

June 10, 2014 8:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Traceability plays a major role in protecting consumer loyalty, managing reputational risks and ensuring food safety. Food traceability programs allow companies to identify the source of a problem, and initiate the appropriate procedures to remedy it immediately.

What Does 'Made in America' Actually Mean?

May 8, 2014 9:00 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, MBT | News | Comments

"Made in America" is a label typically associated with durable goods, but food products are coming under increasing regulation and labeling restrictions, such as Country of Origin Labeling. The National Retail Foundation delved into a topic that applies to food.

Sick of Food Safety? Never!

May 2, 2014 12:00 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor | Articles | Comments

A hundred food safety experts walked away from the 2014 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore with an unwanted souvenir: a foodborne illness. Food Manufacturing Editor Holly Henschen escaped that fate and says there's actually a positive story within the outbreak.

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Loading Docks: A Critical Link in America’s Food Supply Chain

April 29, 2014 8:00 am | by John Ritter, Food Industry Specialist, Rite-Hite Company LLC | Articles | Comments

The loading dock is increasingly being regulated by authorities such as the FDA and new laws like the Food Safety Modernization Act. To stay ahead of regulations, safety-minded businesses are proactively addressing a host of potential threats at the loading dock.

GFSI-Recognized Food Safety Schemes Ensure Global Acceptance

April 14, 2014 8:00 am | by Ron Vail, Director, Food Safety and GFSI Education, AIB International and Sonal Sinha, Associate Vice President Industry Solutions, MetricStream | Articles | Comments

The Global Food Safety Initiative acts as an international quality benchmark in the food industry, and helps establish uniform and consistent international food safety standards. The GFSI schemes also enable companies to comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

The Evolution of FSMA and Track-and-Trace Technology

April 10, 2014 8:00 am | by Johann Heydenrych, Senior Vice President, SAP Solutions | Articles | Comments

The Food Safety Modernization Act has propelled the industry forward through a more holistic approach of track-and-trace requirements throughout the supply chain. While the industry has progressed to meet the more stringent standards, there is still ample room for improvement.

A Buyer’s Perspective on FSMA at the Food Safety Summit

April 9, 2014 9:51 am | by Holly Henschen, Editor | News | Comments

Regulatory compliance and business practices can meld under the Food Safety Modernization Act in the practice of food safety quality assurance, Jorge Hernandez, senior vice president for food safety & quality assurance at US Foods, said Tuesday at the Food Safety Summit.

Industry-Wide FSMA Concerns Arise at Food Safety Summit

April 9, 2014 8:14 am | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged | News | Comments

An ongoing, open dialogue between food manufacturers and the FDA is vital as FSMA regulations are forged, a vice president of the International Dairy Foods Association said at the Food Safety Summit Tuesday. Key points are the FSVP, auditing and records.

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Q&A: Prepping for FSMA Whistleblower Provisions

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

OSHA is considering comments on its proposed procedures for handling whistleblower provisions provided by the Food Safety Modernization Act. Attorney Jonathan Secrest spoke to Food Manufacturing about the new procedures and how food companies can prepare for the inevitability of more whistleblower claims.

Q&A: Addressing BPA and Chemicals of Concern amid Regulatory Pressures

March 27, 2014 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Iuliana Nita of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics discusses the challenges facing food and beverage manufacturers and reflects on the preemptive measures being taken to address the rising safety concerns surrounding chemicals of concern in the midst of increasing global regulatory pressures.

Choosing the Right Preventive-Control Training in Food Manufacturing

March 26, 2014 8:00 am | by Chuck Zona, Vice President and Dean, Hooke College of Applied Science and Cheryl Murley, Quality Manager, McCrone Associates | Articles | Comments

To establish correct preventive measures that can withstand regulatory scrutiny, food quality employees need specialized materials analysis training that enables them to characterize and identify raw material and processing contaminants, as well as their sources.

Food Safety Exchange

March 24, 2014 5:15 pm | Events

Mettler Toledo Product Inspection invites you to attend the third annual Food Safety Exchange conference, held this year on June 17 and 18 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa.

Food Safety Update: HACCP Planning

March 19, 2014 1:00 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged | Articles | Comments

The Food Safety Update section of Food Manufacturing is designed to offer our readers insight into the state of food safety concerns across the industry. We received hundreds of responses to this month’s survey regarding HACCP Planning.

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Food Safety Summit

March 19, 2014 10:43 am | Events

The Food Safety Summit is a solutions based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and information needs of the entire food industry including growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators and academia.

FDA Halts Production at Cheese Plant Linked to Deadly Outbreak

March 12, 2014 9:46 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA has halted operations at Roos Foods after a listeria outbreak linked to the company's cheese killed one person and sickened seven others. This is only the second time the agency has used its authority to close a plant since the Food Safety Modernization Act became law in 2011.

March/April 2014 — Sharing a Century of Seafood

March 10, 2014 10:52 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Northern Fish Products, Inc., in Tacoma, Wash., has supplied fresh seafood throughout the United States and abroad throughout its 102-year history. Now ozone technology and transparent sourcing are helping build on a long-standing reputation of quality.

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