Tag Archives: food safety

Demands on the Supply Chain

From the tracking and tracing of food to in-store precautions, retailers must do all they can to ensure the products they sell are safe.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

McEntire Continues to Partner with SmartWash to Overcome Food Safety Challenges

Fresh produce repacker McEntire Produce, based in Columbia, S.C., has expanded its use of SmartWash Solutions products to improve their wash line performance. The … Continue reading

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PMA Comments on FDA’s Proposed FSMA Implementation Work Plans

In written comments submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation work plans (Focus on Implementation … Continue reading

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PMA joins together with 21 organizations in a joint letter to Congress, express support for FDA’s $109.5 million FSMA funding request

In a joint letter sent to Congressional leaders, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has voiced their support for increasing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s … Continue reading

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Simplifying Food Safety

It’s not unusual for lame duck presidents, politicians and even some industry executives to tilt at a few windmills. President Obama may be doing … Continue reading

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IBM and Mars to the [Food Safety] Rescue

Rarely do people consider the technology behind the food they eat. And nowadays, when they do it’s often in an argument against – or … Continue reading

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Southeast Regional Grocer Adopts ReposiTrak

ReposiTrak, the provider of Compliance Management and Track & Trace solutions for food safety exclusively endorsed by FMI and ROFDA, announces that W. Lee Flowers … Continue reading

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Georgia-Pacific on Path for SQF Certification

Georgia-Pacific Corrugated, a manufacturer and marketer of corrugated packaging materials, is on a path to achieve Safe Quality Food or SQF certification in all … Continue reading

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NSF Says Elliott Report a “Significant Step Forward in Safeguarding Food Supply”

The final report of the Elliott Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks was published September 4th, 2014. Food fraud is … Continue reading

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GMA’s Ingredients Initiative

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced a five-part initiative that will advance the procedures used to assess the safety of ingredients used in food … Continue reading

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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

Partnership for Food Safety Education Launches ProducePro Campaign

The nonprofit Partnership for Food Safety Education is introducing ProducePro, a new campaign intended to support consumers with important home practices for the safe … Continue reading

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Hollandia Produce Scores 100% on Primus GFS Certification Audit

Hollandia Produce, grower and shipper of Live Gourmet and Grower Pete’s brands of living lettuce and leafy greens, has earned a perfect score on … Continue reading

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FMI Foundation Raises $800,000 and Bolsters Family Meals Campaign Commitment

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation recently hosted its third annual gala event, which celebrated the accomplishments and investments of the food retail industry … Continue reading

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Intelligent Checklist Platform Boosts Food Service Quality and Safety

Results from a recently completed case study released by the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) show … Continue reading

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Fighting Childhood Obesity Among 2013’s Top Food News

Hunter Public Relations’ 11th annual Food News Study, in partnership with Libran Research & Consulting, polled 1,000 American adults in a quantitative online survey. … Continue reading

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Plum Organics’ Total (Product) Recall

BLOG: Last week Plum Organics issued a product recall for a range of their pouch products. Here’s why honesty is the best policy. Continue reading

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SCS Global Services Launches New Testing Arm

SCS Global Services (SCS) is expanding its laboratory capabilities and competitive pricing under its new testing arm, SCS Global Testing Services. SCS has provided … Continue reading

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Consumer Confidence in Food Safety Declines

Consumer confidence in the safety of foods and beverages sold in the U.S. has dropped over the past five years according to Multi-sponsor Surveys’ … Continue reading

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United Natural Products Alliance Adopts Industry Food Safety Standard From ReposiTrak

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), a leading international association of dietary supplement, functional food and natural health products companies, has announced its commitment … Continue reading

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Sun World Launches Mobile Website

Sun World Intl recently launched its consumer-friendly mobile site to provide smart phone and tablet users faster and easier navigation of the company’s website. … 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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Costco Adopts Aspirago Food Safety Software

Costco Wholesale, which manages thousands of suppliers worldwide, has adopted Aspirago’s food safety software solution. Costco announced the transition to Aspirago to its suppliers … Continue reading

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A safer way to operate

From transporting and storing products to food prep and merchandising displays, food safety concerns touch every aspect of the supply chain. Retailers are pursing … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

For safe keeping

Research shows food safety is a top concern for consumers. Is the industry doing enough? Consumers ask themselves a lot of questions when considering … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Upfront