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How Can Technology Support Gluten-Free Management?

Posted on Dec 13, 2018 2:29:00 PM

 

Managing a gluten-free program alongside other regulatory and customer requirements can be challenging and complex for food companies. Yet, the safety of your consumers and the integrity of your brand depend on the effectiveness of your gluten-free management program. It is therefore essential to ensure your program requirements are being met daily – a demanding task in an environment with multifarious products, ingredients, and processes.

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Topics: Safety, Quality

What Do Gluten-Free Regulations Mean for Food Companies?

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 1:14:57 PM

While gluten-free remains a voluntary claim for food manufacturers, regulatory agencies like the FDA and Canadian Food Inspection Agency have specific requirements which detail what that claim means. Under both aforementioned governing bodies, any foods declared gluten-free must contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. Here, we take a closer look at what these and other gluten-free regulations mean for the food industry.

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Topics: Safety, Quality

A Brief Background on the Food Industry’s Gluten-Free Movement

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 12:37:00 PM

 

Recently, gluten-free products have begun to line the shelves of every major food retailer, with many restaurants offering gluten-free menu options as well. Yet, because the gluten-free movement is still relatively new in the food industry, many people are still wondering how we got here, and what it means to be gluten-free.

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Top 10 Industry Articles on Food Safety & Quality – November 2018

Posted on Dec 7, 2018 12:25:42 PM

 

Check out our favorite articles on food quality and safety from November!

Each month, we follow the latest trends and news in food safety and quality to bring you insights and updates from thought leaders in the food and beverage industry. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite articles and blog posts from around the web in November 2018.

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Topics: Quality, Safety

USDA FY 2018 Enforcement Report: The Importance of Sanitation

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 12:01:00 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released its Quarterly Enforcement Report for the 2018 federal fiscal year. This robust body of data sheds light on many trends, and with a 98.5% compliance rate, serves as a tribute to both USDA’s Inspection Service (FSIS) and the industry as a whole: these companies and the people who manage them are clearly in concert with USDA on the subject and practice of food safety. Here are some other numbers to consider:

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Topics: Quality, Safety

How Food Safety Software Automates FSMA Food Safety Plans

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 8:59:00 AM

For many companies, successfully managing complex FSMA requirements is arduous at best. With nearly 70% of companies polled in the 2017 Food Safety & Quality Operations Survey by SafetyChain and the Acheson Group falling under FSMA, it’s clear that this latest FDA reform will continue to impact the majority of food and beverage companies for the foreseeable future. The ability to stay competitive and perform well in audits therefore lies in implementing solutions that can support a robust FSMA food safety plan.

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How SafetyChain Meets Top Food Quality and Safety Challenges

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 3:29:00 PM

For food and beverage companies, food quality and safety issues pose the greatest threat to brand and financial health. Yet, the task of ensuring the safest, highest quality product to customers is no easy feat – especially when we consider the rising regulatory mandates such as FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), challenges in adhering to non-regulatory standards such as Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) schemes, and supply chain complexities. To compound these issues, there are also significant pressures to operate within Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Add in the heightened consumer awareness of food safety issues, and it’s clear that a fundamental shift needs to take place to enable food safety and quality assurance operations teams to more efficiently – and proactively – fulfil their roles.

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How Can Food Safety Technology Improve Performance Outcomes?

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 7:49:00 AM

Due to the very nature of the food and beverage industry, it’s likely food safety and quality challenges such as risk management, scalability, operational visibility, and compliance will continue to impact companies for the foreseeable future. Since these challenges will be at the forefront of organizations’ priorities, many forward-thinking companies are adopting food safety technology to solve them. Here are some of the ways technology can remove the complexities associated with each challenge:

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Topics: Safety, Automation, Quality

FSMA Friday Recap: Pet Food Manufacturers Implementing the Preventive Controls Rule

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 8:06:00 AM

 

FSMA News

In the past month, the FDA made some noteworthy announcements, including the retirement of Stephen Ostroff, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine. Walmart food safety executive Frank Yiannas will join the FDA to fill a similar role, but his title will be Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response.

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Topics: Quality, Safety, Compliance

Top 10 Industry Articles on Food Safety & Quality – October 2018

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

Check out our favorite articles on food quality and safety from October!

Each month, we follow the latest trends and news in food safety and quality to bring you insights and updates from thought leaders in the food and beverage industry. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite articles and blog posts from around the web in October 2018.

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Topics: Quality, Safety

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