ARTICLES BY LAUREL MALOY
Are The Right People On Your HACCP Or HARPC Team?3/13/2015
FSMA demands every food manufacturer or processor have a food safety plan in place. The effectiveness of your HACCP or HARPC plan has everything to do with the personnel designated to draft and implement it.
How Good Hand-Washing Practices Can Positively Impact Your Food-Making Business3/11/2015
Aside from the obvious — preventing the spread of foodborne illnesses — tightening up on hand-washing requirements can improve production and reduce costs.
The FDA’s iRISK 2.0 Is Helping Make Food-Safety Compliance Easier3/10/2015
A free tool provided by the FDA, the recently-upgraded iRISK 2.0 is helping users to perform measurable risk assessments of processes and procedures. It is designed to simplify and clarify the process of drafting of food-safety and food-defense plans.
Is Clean Firefighting Equipment Part Of Your Food-Safety Plan?3/10/2015
Firefighting equipment is critical to your food facility’s safety and its cleanliness ensures not only proper functionality, but also ensures not being a catalyst of contamination.
7 Considerations When Updating Quality Control Software2/27/2015
ERP software aids the flow of internal, food-processing facility processes and ramps up communication procedures to improve internal functions. It also helps improve data retrieval, and processing. Quality control software should integrate seamlessly with your ERP software to elevate your business further.
Explaining Differences Between HACCP And HARPC2/27/2015
There is some confusion over Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and the more-recent food-safety plan, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls. Here are the key differences.
Is There Risk From Using Reusable Plastic Containers In Food Processing?2/25/2015
Another study points to the potential for reusable plastic containers — utilized across the food processing industry — to harbor foodborne pathogens, even after the recommended cleaning cycle.
Is GRAS Being Used To Skirt Stricter NDI Requirements?2/24/2015
Because the makers of dietary supplements are adding to the growing list of Generally Recognized as Safe ingredients to get supplements to market faster, food processors are being put at risk for using untested and unsafe ingredients.
Packaging Error Prompts 32 State Recall2/23/2015
One of the largest food producers in the U.S. has been forced to recall more than 62,000 packages of snack crackers due to a packaging error.
The USDA’s New Collaboration In The Interest Of Food Safety2/20/2015
Food safety has become a talking point of global proportions, resulting in previously un-thought-of partnerships and information sharing.