Featured FSMA/Safety Content

  1. 5 Food Safety Focus Areas For 2018
    12/14/2017

    I can hardly believe we’re at the end of 2017; what a year for food safety! In reflection, it was challenging to identify key food safety issues having a pivotal impact on food safety. That said, I believe the Neumann Risk Services (NRS) Top 5 Food Safety Topics identified below brought revolutionary changes to the way the food industry tackled food safety issues in 2017 and will alter how we approach food safety and how we do business in 2018 and beyond.

  2. Germicidal LEDs: A Viable Light Source For Food Safety
    11/21/2017

    In addition to their use for Point-of-Use Water Disinfection, UV-C LED-based solutions have now been demonstrated to offer novel and unique approaches to food production sanitation.

  3. FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule: Dissecting Recent Announcements
    11/14/2017

    A recent Food Online article provided tips for compliance with the Produce Safety Rule, but some provisions in the rule are clearer than others. Over the past several months, the FDA has announced various reconsiderations related to the rule that can be difficult to interpret. This article will review and explain a few of them.

  4. Modernized cGMP: The Nuts And Bolts Of A Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan
    11/7/2017

    Many HACCP plans are not well-integrated with prerequisite programs. Because of this, the food safety system isn't robust. In the first article of a two-part series, I will show that focusing on prerequisite programs, starting with cGMPs, is the best starting point for converting a HACCP plan into a Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan.

  5. FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule: A Practical Guide For Compliance
    10/24/2017

    For the first time, a set of guidelines has been defined for safe agricultural practices, with rules in motion for farming, harvesting, packing, and storing fruits and vegetables. This article outlines FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, showing the specifics of each part of the rule, and will help guide you toward compliance.

  6. FSMA Compliance: How Separation Technology Gets — And Keeps — You There
    10/5/2017

    Learn how to use separation equipment to comply with new FSMA regulations. To achieve product purity and equipment protection, discover guidance on the pull test, cleaning procedures, protecting the critical points in your facility, and using the right magnet and installation for the application.

  7. 3 Food Industry Headaches And What You Can Do About Them
    9/26/2017

    With the emergence of new FSMA rules and a bioengineering labeling rule in the works, the industry is going to have even more headaches to deal with. Environmental monitoring, the threat of intentional contamination of the food supply, and yet another labeling change are emerging and could be another reason for food manufacturers to reach for Tylenol.

  8. Food Defense: A U.S. Army Perspective
    9/20/2017

    Back in 1997, a Veterinarian, Leslie Huck, showed me a checklist he was developing. It focused on intentional contamination and it made me think about how the military is always a target for acts of violence. This article illustrates the evolution of Food Defense and provides insight into what food manufacturers can do to build and improve their Food Defense plans.

  9. High Pressure Process Validation: Keeping Foods And Beverages Safe
    9/12/2017

    The success of HPP by many companies demonstrates it as an effective food safety measure that can mitigate risk for a variety of foods. HPP validation and verification are also major requirements of FSMA. According to the law, validation of HPP as a kill-step is required to make sure the HPP treatment is at a level of effectiveness to ensure food safety objectives.

  10. How A Cheese Manufacturer Optimized Its Traceability And QC Processes
    8/29/2017

    Increasing pressure from retailers for electronic records and the need to drill into production details meant Belton Cheese needed to invest in electronic traceability solutions to remain competitive.