Featured Food Traceability Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Food Online’s Top 10 Of August

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

  4. How The CDC Approaches Foodborne Illness Investigations

    In the unfortunate event of a foodborne illness outbreak, public health and regulatory officials must act quickly to collect data, determine a cause, and prevent further illnesses. Here, Matthew Wise, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), answers my questions about the role the CDC, and other agencies, play in foodborne illness investigations.

  5. Is FSMA Bridging FDA And USDA Gaps?

    It’s no secret; FSMA compliance is challenging. And for facilities under both FDA and USDA jurisdiction, there are plenty of grey areas needing addressed. Here, Craig Henry, founder of Intro Inc., answers my questions about the challenges and grey areas of FSMA implementation, some of the differences between USDA and FDA regulations, and how uniformity between the agencies could address some of the ambiguity of compliance.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Listeria Control Programs: A Journey Of Sampling To Prevention

    As the food industry shifts its focus from reaction to prevention, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is becoming its new mantra. Here, Nandini Natrajan, Ph.D., senior director of science operations at Keystone Foods, shares insight on how the FDA and FSIS are approaching listeria control programs and preventing contamination-related recalls.

  10. How TreeHouse Foods’ Technology Aids Recall Prevention

    Effective traceability processes, combined with advancements in technology, can help keep non-conforming products off the market. This protects the health of consumers, ensures brand integrity, and minimizes costs to the manufacturer. But, food safety and quality, along with their associated technologies, are evolving. Here, Brian Perry, SVP of food safety and quality at TreeHouse Foods, shares his insights on the ever-expanding, global food supply chain and how technology aids traceability, even when things don’t go according to plan.