Helen Timothy

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Social Responsibility in a Constantly Evolving World

Today’s consumers are more discerning than ever before. They have high expectations for the quality of their products and equally high expectations for the companies they support. Companies must be responsible global citizens if they want to hold...

It’s Time for Proactive Supply Chain Management

Global supply chains continue to evolve and increase in complexity. Companies take on more risk as their network becomes inherently more vulnerable to outside influences when scaled to global size.

Ingredients Found in Successful FSQA Professionals

Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) professionals are the gatekeepers for incoming inventory at food and supplements processing plants. These crucial employees reduce risk by ensuring out-of-spec raw materials, items, or ingredients never...

Top 5 Reasons Companies Fail Audits and How to Avoid Them

Passing audits is no easy task. Whether for GFSI, the FDA, or a customer-required check - the consequences of failing can be costly. When companies pass their audits, they celebrate the entire staff, but failure tends to rest solely on the...

Behind the Scenes as a Food Safety Auditor

TraceGains has proudly partnered with Nancy Scharlach, President and Chief Technical Director for FSMA International for over five years. Nancy is a Lead Instructor for FSMA Rule Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) and FSPCA Preventive...

Tips on Quality and Diversity from the World’s Largest Baking Company

Former Vice President of Operations for Grupo Bimbo Alejandro Cebado spoke with SmartBrief about his previous role at the company and his advice for young quality professionals.

Label Claim Basics

Walk up and down the aisles of any grocery store in the world, and you’ll see dozens of label claims. With different customer preferences, label claims can give companies a competitive edge. Whether “natural,” “non-GMO,” “dairy-free,” low fat,”...

GRAS: A Detailed Breakdown

REJIMUS is a preeminent regulatory management consulting firm powering companies in the Food, Animal Feed, Dietary Supplements, Cosmetic, and Homeopathic industries. REJIMUS helps companies improve profitability and drive sales while enhancing...

Navigating Through a Recall

Whether voluntary or mandatory, recalls can have significant impacts and implications on brands. Not only do recalls have the potential to cost millions of dollars, but sometimes brands never fully recover when there is a loss of life. In...

Pinnacle Foods on Automation in Supply Chain Quality

The Senior Manager of Food Safety and Quality for Pinnacle Foods Group spoke with SmartBrief,  sharing tales from the quality assurance industry and the critical role she plays in it.