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.

GRAS: What It Is and Why Should You Care

Is the GRAS always greener on the other side? It can be if manufacturers use specific additives to make it that way. GRAS, the acronym for "Generally Recognized as Safe," is a hot topic right now, but many don’t quite understand the basics.

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...

2019’s Top 10 Version 8 SQF Non-conformities

Today's consumers are more demanding than ever. They want detailed information about the food they consume and are savvy enough to find alternatives if a product doesn't meet their standards. The pressure to provide information trickles from the...

Taking the Artificial Out of Food Colors

Color additives are nothing new. The FDA classifies color additives as any substance that gives color to a food, drug, cosmetic, or human body and can include synthetic materials and elements derived from natural sources.

FSMA Temporary Policy Updates

Conferences canceled. Movie theaters shuttered. Temperature checks at work - it’s obvious these are unprecedented times. Companies are racing to accommodate and anticipate new consumer needs and a new reality. The United States Food and Drug...

The Real Cost of Manual Document Management

Most leaders in the food, beverage, and supplements industries understand that failing an audit is costly and that being non-compliant exposes customers and the business to risk.

Ingredients Found in Successful FSQA Professionals

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

Nine Best Practices to Managing Global Suppliers

When it comes to managing a global supply chain, things can get complicatedfast. Managing supplier information, which can be inconsistent, or non-existent, is a cumbersome and challenging task. There are steps companies can take to ease the...