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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...
Between October 2018 and September 2019, OSHA issued a total of $7,171,513 in fines to the food manufacturing industry. This is the result of 1,168 citations (down from 1,584 last year), as the industry continues to strive for safer...

COVID-19’s Impact on the Food Industry: Pulse Survey Results

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives and many of our livelihoods. While keeping the food supply running is arguably the most...

Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Food Industry

The pace of change in the food industry is faster than ever, and it keeps accelerating. Much of the pressure comes from constantly changing...

Remote Audits: Certification and Supplier Qualification at a Distance

New logistical challenges in F&B facilities make achieving compliance even tougher. COVID-19 has dramatically altered the way we work together in facilities in efforts...

Continuous License Monitoring: Myth vs. Fact

Ebook Sponsored by SuperVision Driver safety is the biggest source of fleet liability risk. Whether a business has a fleet of trucks or just one...

How to Calculate Your Overall Line Efficiency

Line Efficiency Calculator Sponsored by Garvey Do you know what the bottleneck is in your manufacturing process? The limiting factor that’s keeping you from ramping...
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3 Steps to Cleaning Compliance for Your Entire Food Plant

eBook sponsored by Nilfisk In the food manufacturing industry, cleaning is business-critical. Not only are recalls an ever-present threat, but the FDA, USDA, OSHA, and...