ARTICLES BY SAM LEWIS

  • Blockchain In The Food Industry: Separating Myth From Reality
    Blockchain In The Food Industry: Separating Myth From Reality

    Over the past year, Melanie Nuce, SVP Corporate Development at GS1 US, has worked to raise awareness of blockchain for supply chain applications. In this Q&A, Melanie draws from more than 20 years of supply chain experience to talk about what blockchain can and can't do and what that means for the future of the food industry.

  • How Do FSMA’s Produce Rule And FSVP Intersect?
    How Do FSMA’s Produce Rule And FSVP Intersect?

    In this segment of Food For Thought: FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, Jennifer McEntire, VP food safety & technology at United Fresh Produce Association, and Maile Gradison Hermida, partner with Hogan Lovells, discuss how the FDA will enforce FSMA’s Produce Rule, how FSVP intersects with the rule, and some of the rule’s sanitation requirements.

  • Food Online’s Top 10 Of 2017
    Food Online’s Top 10 Of 2017

    What articles did our readers find most valuable in 2017? Take a look back at last year by reviewing the 10 most-popular articles that appeared on Food Online in 2017.

  • Are You Exempt From FSMA’s Produce Rule?
    Are You Exempt From FSMA’s Produce Rule?

    In this portion of Food For Thought: FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, Jennifer McEntire, VP food safety & technology at United Fresh Produce Association, and Maile Gradison Hermida, partner with Hogan Lovells, discuss several types of farms, how they fall under the rule, explain if they are exempt from it, and the resources to become trained to Produce Rule standards.

  • FSMA’s Produce Rule: Navigating The Agricultural Water Requirements
    FSMA’s Produce Rule: Navigating The Agricultural Water Requirements

    In this portion of Food Online and the Grocery Manufacturer Association's webchat, Food For Thought: FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, Jennifer McEntire, VP food safety & technology at United Fresh Produce Association, and Maile Gradison Hermida, partner with Hogan Lovells discuss agricultural water requirements of FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule.

  • Food Online’s Top 10 Of November
    Food Online’s Top 10 Of November

    What articles were our readers most thankful for in November? Take a look back at last month by reviewing the 10 most-popular articles that appeared on Food Online in November.

  • Hormel’s Strategy In The Battle Against Microbial Contamination
    Hormel’s Strategy In The Battle Against Microbial Contamination

    Your CEO probably won't notice if you start a production run an hour late. But, if you start production on time without inspecting the environment, taking corrective actions, and sanitizing the environment, your product may be forced into withdrawal or a recall… and your CEO will know you in a very intimate and negative way.

  • Answering Your Questions About FSMA Inspection Readiness
    Answering Your Questions About FSMA Inspection Readiness

    In this segment of Food For Thought: How To Always Be FSMA Inspection Ready, Elizabeth Fawell, a food law attorney at Hogan Lovells U.S., LLP; and Samantha Cooper, senior manager of food safety and quality assurance at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, address unanswered questions from the FSMA inspection readiness web chat.

  • Food Online’s Top 10 Of October
    Food Online’s Top 10 Of October

    What was most important to our readers in October? Take a look back at last month by reviewing the 10 most-popular articles that appeared on Food Online in October.

  • FSMA Inspections & Recordkeeping: What Are The FDA’s Required Documents?
    FSMA Inspections & Recordkeeping: What Are The FDA’s Required Documents?

    In this segment of Food For Thought: How To Always Be FSMA Inspection Ready, Elizabeth Fawell, food industry counsel at Hogan Lovells; and Samantha Cooper, senior manager of food safety and quality assurance at GMA discuss FSMA’s recordkeeping requirements regarding Preventive Controls, Allergen Controls, sanitation, as well as FSVP.

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Sam Lewis

Sam Lewis



Sam Lewis is the editor of Food Online and serves as a liaison for the publication’s readers. Sam writes, and edits contributed articles, about nearly every aspect of the food manufacturing industry — from new, innovative technologies and techniques in manufacturing and processing, product and packaging inspection, the cold chain and traceability, to the latest domestic and global food safety initiatives and guidelines. Additionally, Sam manages Food Online’s social media outlets.