Featured Articles

  1. GTINs, Barcodes, and Blockchain: What’s The Future of Food Traceability?
    2/9/2018

    Two recent news stories involving recalls — one stirring controversy over romaine lettuce and one claiming that recalls move too slowly — have led to a renewed sense of urgency for food manufacturers to fully implement food traceability programs and improve recall readiness in the U.S

  2. Modernized cGMPs To Hazard Analysis: The Backbone Of A Solid Food Safety Plan
    2/2/2018

    In my previous column, I described the first step to convert a HACCP plan into a preventive control food safety plan. Once you have addressed CGMPs and other key requisite programs (SSOPs, etc.), you are ready to start creating and implementing the actual food safety plan.

  3. Food Packaging And Brand Protection: It’s Simple, Right?
    1/23/2018

    Everyone knows packaging is primarily about the product itself; protecting, presenting, and conveying it. But, what does packaging do for brand integrity? The answer is more complex than you may think.

  4. How Do FSMA’s Produce Rule And FSVP Intersect?
    1/18/2018

    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.

  5. New Product Development: The Challenges Of Decoding The Consumer Voice
    1/8/2018

    In the food industry, the consumer’s voice is extremely important to keep in mind as new products and quality improvements are devised every day. We all strive for customer satisfaction, but the customer’s voice, documented through consumer surveys, complaint tracking, and social media, isn’t always satisfaction per se. To interpret the feedback and translate it into formulation changes and flavor concepts can be a skill in and of itself.

  6. Food Online’s Top 10 Of 2017
    1/3/2018

    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.

  7. Are You Exempt From FSMA’s Produce Rule?
    12/28/2017

    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.

  8. Why Food Manufacturing Needs An Unorthodox Approach
    12/19/2017

    Food manufacturing is not a typical manufacturing operation; it faces unique dilemmas compared to conventional manufacturing. Because of this, the mindset of food manufacturers must also be unique. This article relates conventional manufacturing operations with food manufacturing, shows why the food industry needs a different mindset, and provides approaches to change the mentality of the industry.

  9. 5 Food Safety Focus Areas For 2018
    12/14/2017

    2017 was an incredible year for food safety filled with challenges in identifying key issues having a pivotal impacton the F&B industry. That said, I believe these five food safety topics brought revolutionary changes to the way the food industry tackled food safety issues and will alter how we approach food safety and how we do business in 2018 and beyond.

  10. FSMA’s Produce Rule: Navigating The Agricultural Water Requirements
    12/11/2017

    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.