Food companies need the right tools to inform their COVID mitigation strategies, and now iFoodDS has partnered with Cornell University to provide a solution. We created an infectious disease model with funding from a USDA grant to help processors, growers, and other companies in the perishable supply chain make these difficult decisions.
When was the last time you evaluated your environmental monitoring procedures, routine sampling sites, or corrective actions? Could your program be updated to account for new equipment or processes in your facility? Here are five best practices to implement for your EMP.
Recurrent illness outbreaks associated with fresh produce highlight the importance of creating a proactive food safety culture. Dr. Bob Whitaker discusses why every produce business needs a measurable food safety culture and provides a model for change to help you transform your own culture.
Having a strong food safety culture means that all your employees share a common knowledge of food safety issues and best practices. Educating every employee on these issues and best practices may sound like a daunting task. However, it’s an important component of your organization’s success.
Food safety audits are inevitable, but they don’t have to be feared. If you’re prepared, they can go smoothly and be nothing more than a brief interruption.
Food safety is a critical component of any fresh food business. We must have programs in place that keep our consumers safe. Such programs are typically thought of as a necessary cost, but you should be thinking of them in the same terms as any other investment.
As anticipated, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its proposed Rule for Food Traceability, which outlined additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for many fruit and vegetable commodities.
Implementation of a digital food safety program enables data collection of operations and delivers insights on how operations can be improved, not only in the field but also in packing and processing facilities.