Scientists from Cornell University recently published a study funded by the Center for Produce Safety that analyzed the prevalence of Listeria in the United States. Here are some of the key highlights from the study that food processors should keep in mind.
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 part of our commitment to assist our customers and the produce industry to advance continuous food safety improvements, iFoodDS has pledged a $100,000 contribution to the Center for Produce Safety (CPS).
iFoodDS is a co-principal investigator in a Cornell-led project that will develop strategies to minimize COVID-19 transmission among workers in meat, dairy and produce food processing facilities.
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.