Featured Food Traceability Articles

  1. How To Overcome The Challenges Of Food Industry Traceability
    10/31/2016

    Traceability is both a necessary and complicated endeavor for the food industry. Beyond knowing where your products are and assisting your food safety efforts, traceability undertakings can help your company become more efficient and can help bolster its profits. But, getting to a point where traceability works to do all those things for you can be a long, winding road filled with questions. Luckily, there are an abundance of resources to help get you where you want to go. Here, Dr. Jennifer McEntire, VP of food safety & technology at United Fresh Produce Association, answers a few of my questions about traceability in the food and beverage industry.

  2. Unfinished Business: Answering Your Questions About FSMA’s Recall Requirements (Part Two Of Two)
    10/13/2016

    On September 12, Food Online hosted a live web chat, Food For Thought: What Are FSMA's Recall Requirements? featuring Vickery Brewer, consumer safety officer at FDA/CFSAN, and Warren Stone, senior director of science policy at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). In this 45-minute live Q&A, Stone and Brewer answered the audience’s questions about FSMA’s recall requirements. While the session was educational and informative, there wasn’t enough time to answer every question. Here, Brewer addresses some of the unanswered question from the live web chat.

  3. Unfinished Business: Answering Your Questions About FSMA’s Recall Requirements (Part One Of Two)
    10/4/2016

    On September 12, Food Online hosted a live web chat, Food For Thought: What Are FSMA's Recall Requirements? featuring Vickery Brewer, consumer safety officer at FDA/CFSAN, and Warren Stone, senior director of science policy at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). In this 45-minute live Q&A, Stone and Brewer answered the audience’s questions about FSMA's recall requirements. While the session was educational and informative, there wasn’t enough time to answer every question. Here, Stone addresses some of the unanswered questions from the live web chat.

  4. Can You Combat Food Fraud And Maintain Brand Integrity?
    9/28/2016

    Food fraud is a widespread problem in the food industry with many meat and seafood products being mislabeled due to counterfeiting. Fraud in the supply chain can be detrimental to consumer trust, which, in turn can also harm your brand. Here, Robert Trudel, director of quality assurance and sustainability at Bento Sushi, answers my questions about what food manufacturers can do to fight counterfeiting products and maintaining brand integrity.

  5. How Social Media Strategies Educate Consumers And Boost Consumer Confidence
    9/21/2016

    Consumer advocates are adept at organizing online campaigns to air concerns about regulatory issues. Your social media presence can provide a quick and thorough means to address these concerns and win new customers. Here, Julie Miguel of Daily Tiramisu answers my questions about social media’s role in educating consumers and maintaining brand reputation. Miguel will be speaking at the upcoming 7th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit held October 18-19 in Toronto, ON.

  6. FSMA’s Recall Requirements: Are You Ready?
    9/2/2016

    With FSMA compliance looming just around the corner, many food manufacturers don’t know what the regulations are requiring if and when a recall happens to them. Here, Vickery Brewer, consumer safety officer at FDA/CFSAN, and Warren Stone, senior director of science policy at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), answer my questions about FSMA’s recall requirements and the biggest challenges food manufacturers are facing in becoming compliant with the regulations.

  7. Food Online's Top 10 Of July
    8/2/2016

    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.

  8. How Does Data Quality Influence Food Manufacturing Supply Chain Operations?
    7/26/2016

    As food manufacturers’ supply chains continue to expand, so does the importance of recording, managing, and using good data in daily operations. Here, Patrick Taba, supply chain product specialist with Storck USA, answers my questions about how bad data can affect a food manufacturer’s daily operation, why accurate measurements and data are essential, and how food companies can begin implementing a successful  Data Quality (DQ) program.

  9. Food Online's Top 10 Of June
    7/5/2016

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

  10. Assessing Risk And Preventing Food Fraud With A PRN System
    6/29/2016

    Food fraud is an easy term to define and understand: The fraudulent and intentional substitution, dilution, or addition to a product or raw material, or misrepresentation of the product or material, for the purpose of financial gain by either increasing the apparent value of the product or by reducing the cost of its production. While the idea is very easy to understand, it’s not so easy of an obstacle to overcome.