Featured Food Traceability Articles

  1. Food For Thought: FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule
    3/20/2017

    On Tuesday, March 14, GMA and ATA partnered with Food Online for a live web chat, Food For Thought: FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule. In this 45-minute live Q&A, Jon Samson, Executive Director of AFTC at ATA and Samantha Cooper, manager of Food Safety and Quality Assurance at GMA joined Food Online’s editor, Sam Lewis, to answer the food industry’s questions on the topic.

  2. Food Traceability: Enabling Timely Emergency Responses And Protecting Consumers
    3/7/2017

    Traceability gives food manufacturers an effective way to track products, and their attributes, as they move through the supply chain. But, even with the best traceability practices, recalls — and other food safety events — can occur. Here, Brian Perry, SVP Food Safety & Quality at TreeHouse Foods, answers my questions about ensuring consumer confidence with traceability endeavors and how traceability aids food manufacturers during crisis situations, such as a recall.

  3. How Whole Genome Sequencing Is Impacting The Food Industry
    2/27/2017

    Regulators are increasingly using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for foodborne illness investigation and regulatory enforcement activities. However, the food industry is at a crossroad on whether or not, and how, to use WGS. Here, Ai Kataoka, scientist in microbiology at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), answers my questions on WGS’ influence of the food industry.

  4. Implementing FSMA: What Do I Need To Know And Do?
    2/15/2017

    Several of FSMA’s major rules are now in effect, but that doesn’t mean all food makers are clear on what is expected of them. Here, Hilary Thesmar, Ph.D., RD, CFS, VP of food safety programs at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), answers my questions on what food makers need to know to comply with the FSMA’s requirements and offers guidance on how they can achieve it.

  5. Food Online’s Top 10 Of January
    2/1/2017

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

  6. How Is China Tackling Its Food Safety Struggles?
    1/17/2017

    It’s no secret; in recent years, China has suffered through some serious food safety issues. Recognizing a dire need for improvement, China has created and implemented plans for a dramatic turnaround in food safety regulations. Here, Dr. Xinyu Weng, CFDA Division Director for International Cooperation and current First Secretary of the Embassy of China in the U.S., answers Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF) Chairman Rick Gilmore’s questions on behalf of Food Online on the reformation of China’s food safety legislation and its worldwide impact. Additionally, Dr. Wang offers his thoughts on how China has recovered from and is preventing another melamine infant formula powder milk scandal.

  7. Unfinished Business: Answering Your Questions About Food Manufacturer/Food Retailer Recall Teamwork
    12/7/2016

    Food Online hosted a live web chat, Food For Thought: Improving Food Manufacturer & Retailer Teamwork In A Recall featuring Alicia Sims-Miller, manager of the reverse logistics and business integration teams for PepsiCo’s North American Nutrition Division, and Kim Combs, recall/regulatory compliance manager for The Kroger Co. In this 45-minute live Q&A, Combs and Sims-Miller answered the audience’s questions about the food manufacturer/food retailer relationship during recalls. While the session was educational and informative, there wasn’t enough time to answer every question. Here, Combs addresses some of the unanswered questions from the live web chat.

  8. Food Online's Top 10 Of November
    12/2/2016

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

  9. Unfinished Business: Answering Your Questions About F&B Traceability
    11/21/2016

    Food Online and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) hosted a live web chat, Food For Thought: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Traceability But Were Afraid To Ask. In this 45-minute live Q&A, Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D., vice president food safety & technology at United Fresh Produce Association joined Kristen Spotz, senior manager of food safety & quality assurance at GMA to talk all things traceability related to the food industry. While the session was educational and informative, there wasn’t enough time in the session to answer every audience member’s questions. Here, Jennifer and Kristen address the unanswered questions from the live web chat.

  10. Food Online's Top 10 Of October
    11/1/2016

    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.