Featured Articles

  1. FSVP: Tying Up Supply Chain Loose Ends

    The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) has meandering requirements and exemptions leaving some in the food industry befuddled regarding compliance. Here, Dr. Janie Dubois, director of the laboratory program at JIFSAN, answers my questions on FSVP requirements, misconceptions of FSVP, as well as its role in laboratory testing.

  2. Inside Ocean Spray’s FSMA Inspection Readiness

    The phrase, “FDA inspection” often sends a shiver down the spines of food manufacturers. But, a routine visit from the agency doesn’t have to be a scary thing. Here, Miriam Maxwell, senior principal regulatory scientist, corporate scientific and regulatory affairs at Ocean Spray, reviews how her company prepares for and executes FSMA inspections, as well as explains what the FDA looks for when it arrives at your door.

  3. How Novel Contamination Detection Methods Raise The Food Safety Bar

    Preventing food contamination is much more practical than testing every product in the supply chain. But, that doesn’t mean contamination testing will ever be obsolete. Here, Vincent Paez, director of the Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF), answers my questions about current and emerging methods and technological advancements helping to keep food safe.

  4. Considering In-House Food Pathogen Testing? Answer These 8 Questions

    From time to time, we come across companies planning to incorporate a food microbiology lab for in-house testing. But, sometimes companies don’t understand the complexity associated with starting these labs. This article presents key questions companies should ask to help determine if an in-house food microbiology laboratory is appropriate.

  5. Food Online’s Top 10 Of July

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

  6. Is Whole Genome Sequencing The Fast Lane To Safer Food?

    Earlier this year, Food Online Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) member Omar Oyarzabal penned a column on Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), its benefits, and some challenges it’s presenting. Intrigued by Dr. Oyarzabal’s article, I wondered what other food industry experts thought about WGS. I reached out to two members of Food Online’s EAB to learn more.

  7. How Artificial Intelligence Can Help F&B Supply Chain Management

    Supply Chain Management is a constant struggle. Between giving consumers insights, meeting their demands, keeping real-time inventory, and ensuring all products meet quality specifications, there is a lot of data to manage. That's where Artificial Intelligence (AI) can provide F&B companies with new supply chain insights to stay ahead of the curve.

  8. Overcoming The Obstacles Of Food Safety Culture

    In this segment of Food For Thought: Establishing, Maintaining, And Improving Food Safety Culture, Lone Jespersen, former director of food safety & operations learning at Maple Leaf Foods; and Brian Bedard, executive director of GMA SEF discuss some of the common barriers manufacturers face in food safety culture and how to overcome them.

  9. 5 Ways Canada Is Bolstering Its Food Safety Approach

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently updating regulations and updating its inspection model to keep pace with a constantly-changing, global environment. Nicole Bouchard-Steeves, executive director for the Operations Modernization Project Office with CFIA, shared five initiatives helping Canada improve its food safety efforts.

  10. Food Online’s Top 10 Of June

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