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How an FSMS Ensures Compliance with Food Safety Laws

In our previous post about key food safety laws, we surveyed the history of legislation that has resulted in the need for food producers, distributors, and...

Written by SmartSense | March 17, 2020 | Food Safety, HACCP, FSMA

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Stay off the Front Page: How Restaurants Can Avoid Food Safety PR Disasters

Foodborne illness outbreaks are a publicity nightmare, plain and simple. In the era of social media, consumers are using Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and other forums to voice their every complaint. You can pretty much bet that the news of a single case of food poisoning will spread to hundreds or thousands of people in a mere matter of minutes.

Written by Garret Weigel | March 11, 2020 | Food Safety, FSMA

Key Federal Laws Affecting Food Safety Compliance

Every organization involved with the food supply chain shares responsibility for the safety of food. Essential components of the chain include growing, processing, packaging, labeling, distributing, storing, preparing, selling, and serving food. At each of these stages of the industrial food system, food products may be exposed to various levels of risk.

Written by Garret Weigel | March 3, 2020 | Food Safety, HACCP, FSMA

Carefully Moving the Cold Chain: Best Practices With Managing Refrigerated Cargo

Refrigerated and temperature-controlled cargo is becoming more popular as more commodities require specific climate conditions for transport. More and more goods are traveling around the globe, and often these commodities have a higher value because of their perishable characteristics. This includes produce and other food perishables as well as pharmaceuticals and medicinal products that must be kept in a...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 20, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, FSMA, Supply Chain

Is Your Fleet Food Safe?

Your fleet must be fully compliant with the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations in order to maintain good standing. This requires recurring self-assessment. As a food transporter, it’s important to answer questions about your fleet practice to help you stay prepared and in line with the new regulations. We've outlined five basic questions that you can start with to ensure that your fleet is food...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 21, 2020 | FSMA, Supply Chain

Let’s Talk Turkey: Food Safety Along the Cold Chain at Thanksgiving

In our previous post about inventory management during Thanksgiving, we touched on the importance of turkey as the key food product most in need of careful advance planning to optimize stock. In this post, we’re taking a deeper dive into the safety issues turkey raises along the cold chain.

Written by Garret Weigel | November 14, 2019 | Food Safety, HACCP, FSMA, Supply Chain

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