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    Friday Food News: Trump Names Secretary of Agriculture, Preventive Controls Class, and Guidance for Sprouts

    From the announcement of Trump finally selected a nominee for secretary of agriculture to FDA issuing a draft guidance for sprout operations, below are this week’s interesting reads:

    Friday Food News: Updated Draft Guidance for Listeria, 2017 Flavor Predictions, and the Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies

    From the FDA announcing an updated draft guidance for the control of Listeria in RTE foods, to the flavor predictions for 2017 brought to you by FONA’s Flavor Radar, below are this week’s interesting reads: 

    TGCon 2017: What You Need to Know

    We’re gearing up for our annual TraceGains Customer Conference and Training (TGCon), and getting pretty darn excited about it, too! 2017’s customer conference is shaping up to be slightly different than previous years, so if you haven’t had the opportunity to join us, make sure to put it on your calendar this time around.

    Friday Food News: Nutrition Draft Guidance, Campbell Soup Sides with Potassium Salt, and Vaccine for Salmonella

    From the FDA announcing two draft guidance documents for nutrition labeling, to the announcement of a potential oral vaccine for Salmonella, below are this week’s interesting reads:

    Practical Compliance Tips for FSMA from Top Food and Beverage Companies

    While the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules have all been finalized for quite a few months now, there are still significant amounts of confusion and questions regarding implementation and what companies actually need to do from a food safety standpoint.

    Oops We Did it Again… TraceGains Makes Food Logistics Top 100

    We did it again! TraceGains has once again been honored as one of Food Logistics Top 100 Software and Technology Providers in 2016. This marks the fourth year in a row that TraceGains’ food safety software has been recognized for its innovative solutions in the food and beverage industry.

    Friday Food News: Coca-Cola CEO Steps Down, Penn State FSMA Certification, and Amazon’s New Grocery Store

    From Amazon adopting an entirely new concept for the typical grocery shopping experience, to the announcement of Coca-Cola’s CEO stepping down, below are this week’s interesting reads:

    Operational Transparency: What It Is and Why You Need It

    One area of importance that routinely pops up within the food and beverage industry is this area of traceability and trust/transparency. Trust is not a nice-to-have soft attribute anymore, but can ultimately mean the difference between success and failure. This is why trust and food safety go hand in hand. If you don’t agree, just ask Chipotle how important rebuilding consumer trust is to their bottom line and how difficult it’s been. At the end of the day for all of us, there’s nothing quite as personal as the food we consume and feed our families. 

    Take Our FSMA Stress Test to See If You're Ready

    Compliance requirements for the Food Safety Modernization Act are well underway, with large companies already needing to comply with the Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food rules. Next up is the Sanitary Transportation rule followed closely by the Foreign Supplier Verification Program rule.

    Friday Food News: No on Carrageenan, Sustainable Packaging, and Grocers Going Digital

    From the announcement regarding the allowance of carrageenan in organic products, to a new report indicating a digital revolution within the grocery channel, below are this week’s interesting reads: