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Vinyl Gloves – Protection or Poison?

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Steve Ardagh, Founder and CEO, Eagle Protect PBC In response to PVC’s toxic threats, global governments and corporations have passed policies to phase out PVC, including vinyl (PVC) gloves, and switch to safer, healthier PVC-free products. This article explains the food safety implications of vinyl gloves and their potential adverse effects on both human and environmental health, with food safe and …

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FDA Will Not Enforce Certain Parts of FSMA

In Food Safety, News, Regulatory by Krista Garver0 Comments

The FDA announced today that the agency does not intend to enforce certain provisions of FSMA, at least until additional rulemaking can take place. The enforcement discretion applies to four rules: Preventive Controls (PC) for Human Food Preventive Controls for Animal Food Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Produce Safety FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement: “We value the …

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The Food Processing Industry’s Top 10 FDA Violations of FY 2017

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Pests and sanitation problems top the list of the FDA’s most frequently cited inspection observations in food facilities for FY 2017. The list, released last month, aggregates the observations cited on FDA Form 483s, which are filed “when, in an investigator’s judgment, the observed conditions or practices indicate that an FDA-regulated product may be in violation of FDA’s requirements.” There …

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This Year’s Top Food News Stories

In Food Safety, News, Regulatory, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

For the past 15 years, Hunter Public Relations has conducted an annual survey of 1,000 American adults to see which food and beverage news stories resonated most with readers. Here are the top headlines of 2017. #1 – Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Food safety and nutrition dominated food news headlines in 2017, but Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods prevailed …

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What Keeps Food Safety and Quality Professionals Up at Night?

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Time and resources, according to SafetyChain and The Acheson Group’s 2017 Food Safety & Quality Operations Survey. Four out of five respondents said these were barriers to getting a good night’s sleep. Other insomnia-inducing issues include internal and supplier performance, and visibility and access to data. The survey sought to shed light on the challenges facing today’s food industry and …

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Tackling Misconceptions About Clean Eating

In Food Safety, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

It’s probably fair to say that the clean eating movement is more than a trend. We’re not talking about the extreme “gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, grain-free, legume-free, plant-based raw vegan” type of clean eating that lately has been getting some pretty damaging press, but rather, the basic “avoid additives, preservatives, and other chemicals” type of clean eating that’s driving companies to …

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Survey: Millennials Three Times as Likely to Ignore Product Recalls as Boomers

In Food Safety, News, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

Manufacturers need to find a better way to reach Millennials if they want them to comply with product recall notices. Millennials are the least likely age group to comply with food, pharmaceutical, motor vehicle, and consumer electronics recall notices according to a survey of over 1,000 Americans conducted by Stericycle Expert Solutions. In fact, 18% of Millennials (age 18-35) say …

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10 Food Industry Giants Bet Big on Blockchain

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Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever, and Walmart have partnered with IBM on a blockchain initiative to boost the safety of the food supply chain, the technology company announced Tuesday. Blockchain is a digital ledger system that has the potential to provide the type of supply chain transparency that both consumers and …

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FDA Launches Food Safety Plan Builder to Help Businesses Comply with FSMA Requirements

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To help businesses meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is releasing a new software tool to help owners and operators of food facilities create a food safety plan specific to their facilities. The Food Safety Plan Builder webpage. The FDA has also provided …

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Food Safety Top of Mind for American Consumers

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New Bureau Veritas survey shows almost 4 out of 5 adults in the US avoid eating at restaurants with previous health and food safety violations; Bureau Veritas SafeOps continues to provide assurance on food safety FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 3, 2017 — In a recent survey, conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Bureau Veritas among over 2,000 US adults ages 18+, regarding …