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Food Safety  |  Food Safety Education  |  Food Safety Testing

How Important is Food Safety to Your Customers?

2016 saw a 22% food recall surge over the previous year, reaching approximately 764 total recalls in the U.S. and Canada, or more than 2 per day, according to research by Food Safety Magazine. It’s true that recalls are happening more frequently today than ever before, for reasons including stricter compliance regulations and ramped-up testing approaches. This stronger focus on testing has positively led to a greater discovery rate of contamination. This is actually a good thing because it means today’s food safety efforts are much more accurate and effective at identifying contamination and protecting the population. Nonetheless, recalls can be alarming to your customers, and the last thing you want to risk is their trust in your brand.

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FSMA  |  Food Safety Education  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Regulations explained

How to Successfully Run a Food Safety Program Across Multiple Facilities

The Food Safety Modernization Act shifts the Food and Drug Administration's focus from reaction to prevention. Food producers are now accountable for the safety of their products. A survey by iRely found "71% of food and beverages manufacturers believe that FSMA will require changing the way they operate." This contrasts with the 44% of them who can't point to specific parts of the act that could cause problems.

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How to Find & Prevent Contamination in Food Processing Plants

Do you know how to find and prevent contamination in your plants?

Use this checklist to help avoid Tens of Millions in damage costs, severe brand equity loss, and unexpected food audits.

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Food Safety Education  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Regulations explained

Reasons Why You Need Better Food Safety Practices Right Now

The passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has brought about a period of "hurry up and wait" for the food production industry. It was signed by President Obama on January 4, 2011 and promised to bring sweeping change to the industry in hopes of reducing the numbers of Americans who become sick or die from unsafe food each year. But while little has changed since FSMA was passed, the FDA will be starting to enforce the new food safety regulations soon, and you have to be ready.

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Food Safety Education  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Process Control  |  Regulations explained

Process Control and Food Safety

No one involved in food production ever wants to release contaminated food that could put consumers at risk. But without intensive testing, it can happen. In addition to performing spot tests on your food products, you should also be frequently testing your plant environment. Environmental testing plays a critical role in providing the layered defense system necessary to ensure that safe, healthy, nutritious, fresh and affordable food is produced for and delivered to customers.

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Food Safety Culture  |  Food Safety Education  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Regulations explained

Are You Ready for Your Next Food Safety Audit?

If you work in a food plant, you know that food safety is a serious issue. If you're facing a food safety audit, you want to be as prepared as possible. Since the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food audit standards have changed, and the food plants of today need to be prepared. 

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Food Safety Education  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Industry News  |  Regulations explained

How to Get Your Business Back Online After a Food Recall

A food recall can seem like a ruinous situation. However, keep in mind that hundreds of food safety recalls take place each year. By being transparent and diligent, your brand can survive one and emerge even stronger.

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