Design to Clean: Creating a Hygiene Focused Culture
Darin Zehr, Commercial Food Sanitation. LLC
Creating a hygiene-focused culture entails far more than establishing written procedures across every dimension of the organization. A culture of hygiene excellence means there is alignment of common values between all levels of executive management, middle management and team leaders when it comes to food safety and hygiene. Having a strong hygiene culture is very important and a focus on design is a critical enabler.
FSMA Update and The New Era of Smarter Food Safety
Benjamin Warren, Senior Science Advisor for Food Safety, FDA
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law on January 4, 2011, made clear that it is not enough to just react to outbreaks…they must be prevented from happening in the first place. While there is still work to be done, FDA has finalized the seven foundational rules outlining the risk-based preventive measures that are required of those covered by FSMA who grow, manufacture, process, pack, store, and transport domestic and imported foods. More recently, FDA has announced the New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint that outlines a 10-yr roadmap for creating a more digital, traceable, and safer food system.