ARTICLES BY SAM LEWIS

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

    The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), along with the United Fresh Produce Association and Hogan Lovells, partnered with Food Online for a live web chat, Food For Thought: FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule. Here, Jennifer McEntire, VP food safety & technology at United Fresh Produce Association, and Maile Gradison Hermida, partner with Hogan Lovells join Food Online’s editor, Sam Lewis, to 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.

  • FSMA Inspections: What To Expect When The FDA Knocks On Your Door
    FSMA Inspections: What To Expect When The FDA Knocks On Your Door

    In this segment of Food For Thought: FSMA Inspections: What To Expect When The FDA Knocks On Your Door, Elizabeth Fawell, food industry counsel at Hogan Lovells, and Samantha Cooper, senior manager of food safety and quality assurance at GMA, discuss differences between current and past FDA inspections, as well as what goes into an FSVP inspection.

  • Will Your Traceability Initiatives Reach Regulatory Compliance?
    Will Your Traceability Initiatives Reach Regulatory Compliance?

    FSMA and the Safe Food for Canadians Act are taking traceability regulations to new heights. Is your company prepared to keep up and comply with them? Here, Saqib Javaid, director of quality management systems at NutraBlend Foods, answers my questions about the future of traceability regulations and how to prepare for and comply with them.

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

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

  • How To Always Be FDA Inspection Ready
    How To Always Be FDA Inspection Ready

    In this segment of the Food Online web chat, 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 the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), begin answering the industry's questions on FSMA inspections.

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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.