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Food Forum: Protecting retailer liability

By Randy Fields The tipping point on food safety risk has been reached for retailers. We have increasingly seen food safety issues negatively impacting … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Columns

New GS1 US Initiative Aims to Address Supply Chain and Regulatory Challenges

A new Retail Grocery Initiative facilitated by GS1 US aims to address industry challenges with broad adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards, the most widely used … Continue reading

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National Mango Board to Host Second Annual Mango Food Safety Conference

The National Mango Board (NMB) will be hosting their second annual Mango Food Safety Conference on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014, starting at 8 a.m. at the … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes Rule to Prevent Food Safety Risks During Transportation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule that would require certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail … Continue reading

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PMA Announces New FSMA Webinars

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is releasing new resources to help the global fresh produce industry understand the U.S. government’s latest proposed rules to implement … Continue reading

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FDA takes step to help ensure the safety of imported food

In order to implement the bipartisan Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signed by President Obama, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two proposed … Continue reading

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New Web Resource Keeps Industry Informed about FSMA

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has launched a special section of its website to update industry on the Food Safety Modernization Act … Continue reading

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FDA Grants Extension for Proposed FSMA Rules Comment Period

In response to a request by United and other industry groups to extend the comment period for the FSMA proposed rules, FDA Commissioner Margaret … Continue reading

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IFT Issues Food Product Tracing Report to FDA

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) released its report for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) focused on the outcomes of two pilot … Continue reading

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PTI Comments on Food and Drug Administration’s Product Tracing Pilot

The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), designed to help the produce industry maximize the effectiveness of current trac back procedures, is currently developing a response … Continue reading

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United Fresh Voices Concern for Small Farm Exemptions

United Fresh members and staff are participating in the first public hearings organized by FDA to hear feedback on the draft Produce Rule and … Continue reading

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AFFI Launches Safety Program

The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) launched the “FSMA Readiness Self-Assessment Program,” a unique online service designed to help frozen food facilities comply with … Continue reading

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Sounding Board: The FDA’s watchful eye

The FDA now has teeth and if retailers are not careful, they might just get bit. It is that time of year when the … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Columns

PMA Comments on Proposed Food Safety Rules

Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO of Produce Marketing Association, today issued the following statement in response to the release of the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

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United Fresh Begins Review of Proposed Food Safety Rules for Produce

With the FDA’s release of its proposed Produce Safety rule and Preventive Controls for Human Food rule under the Food Safety and Modernization Act … Continue reading

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A clear view of food safety

As transparency becomes the norm, manufacturers and retailers are making adjustments to provide a farm-to-fork view of the food supply. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories

GMA Outlines Global Food Safety Progress at FDA Meeting

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategic Planning Mary Sophos delivered the keynote address at the Food and Drug Administration’s … Continue reading

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Food Forum: The supply chain of the future

Supermarket supply chains have been reconfigured time and time again. What will the next generation supply chain look like? By Jim Ritchie Supermarket supply … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns