Food Plant Sanitation in the Time of Coronavirus

To protect workers and consumers, food and supplement manufacturers in the United States are rigorous about sanitation every day. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue into sharp focus as our country works to contain the crisis. In this...

Solutions for Food and Supplement Makers to Navigate Covid-19

The World Health Organization, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree there's no evidence that food or food packaging is a source or route of transmission for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),...

Coronavirus Ushers in a New Normal

As the world enters its third full month of living under the specter of COVID-19, a new “normal” is emerging. Late-night talk shows are shot like local public access channels. Cleaning supplies – and toilet paper – have become collectors’ items....

COVID-19 is Changing Buying Behavior for Retail

Expert predictions about the impact of the novel coronavirus on the U.S. economy range from cautiously optimistic to a sustained slowdown to more dire scenarios, but no one is certain. Because the timetable for an end to the outbreak is unknown,...

HACCP and HARPC: Key Differences and Definitions

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly 48 million people contract a foodborne illness every year, resulting in about 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. So, it’s easy to understand why food safety...

Finding a Silver Lining in the COVID-19 Cloud

There’s an old curse that reads, “May you live in interesting times.” We’re enduring that right now, with each new day ushering in thousands of people testing positive for COVID-19, hundreds more dying, and stock markets switching moods faster...

The Grocery Retail Reality in the Midst of COVID-19

Grocery store workers across the country are on the frontlines of a rapidly changing retail landscape amid COVID-19. They’re risking infection from higher levels of public interaction and many of them are afraid.

Supply Chain Workers are Today’s Heroes

As a growing number of Americans receive orders to shelter in place, those on the front lines of the country’s food supply chain are still getting up every morning, going to work, and making sure the rest of us can eat.

How to Have a Strong Supplier Approval Program

The increasingly global nature of today’s supply chain means even the most stringent quality control measures might not be enough to protect an organization from supply chain risk. Nowhere is this truer than in the food, beverage, and supplement...

FDA Halts Routine Foreign, Domestic Inspections

As the number of global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 11,000 this week—with more than a quarter of a million infected worldwide—it’s become increasingly clear the effects of this pandemic will linger for months, if not years.