Friday, January 22, 2021
SafetyChain Software
Sponsored by SafetyChain In late September 2020, the FDA unveiled the FSMA Proposed Rule for Food Traceability, a 55-page document that standardizes traceability practices for high-risk foods. We’ve identified some key points for food & beverage facilities to note, including...
Last week, Michigan issued an emergency order mandating COVID-19 testing for workers in the agricultural and food processing industries. Despite multiple outbreaks linked to food processing plants, this is the first such requirement. The order applies to migrant housing camp...
The FDA's recently released New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint presents a new approach to food safety that builds on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The blueprint outlines a plan to use technology and other tools to...
The Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) recently unveiled a new webpage that answers new FAQs about COVID-19 and worker safety and also consolidates guidance from both the safety agency and the CDC. This is undoubtedly a welcome move for...
COVID-19 has forced the temporary closure of many food and beverage plants as some factories have become hotbeds for the spread of the disease. (Food Dive is tracking plant closures at the major food companies here.) Many companies that...
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that Paul Kiecker will serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), replacing Carmen Rottenberg. Kiecker has been with FSIS for more than 30...
Food research in the United States is chronically underfunded, according to a new whitepaper by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). If this situation continues, it “will likely risk public health, food safety, food security, and erode the U.S....
Imagine that you are on your first Level 5 whitewater rafting trip. Without a doubt, there is risk involved. But, since you are an adventuresome, but cautious, thrill seeker, you want to know that the equipment was designed and...
The new year marks the start of the new FDA labelling requirements for food companies with more than $10 million in sales. In late December, the FDA released a final guidance document to help packaged foods manufacturers comply with...
In fits and starts, marijuana is moving toward legalization. Federally, cannabis is still considered a Schedule 1 drug, but 46 states have medical cannabis laws, 23 have decriminalized it, and 10 have legalized it for recreational use. Earlier this...