How to Have a World Class Allergen Management Program

Purchasing ingredients from suppliers does not ensure sources are equally stringent about allergen management. To reduce this liability, food manufacturers are requiring suppliers to have a unique allergen map and lettered documentation declaring...

Allergens and FSMA: What’s Changing?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is making significant changes in the industry, with allergen controls and revised good manufacturing practices (GMPs) being among these sweeping changes. These elements were once best practices or...

Greatest Hits of 2014

Likes, shares, tweets, comments - Oh my! What did you all love the most in 2014? From audits to FSMA to what is safe food, there was a lot to talk about this year. Check out what you all loved the most!

Undeclared Allergens - Potential Failure Point #3: Packing (Part 4 of 4)

During the packaging stage of the food production cycle, there are several factors that, if not handled appropriately, could lead to undeclared allergens in the marketplace. What areas should you look out for? What are some best practices to...

Undeclared Allergens - Potential Failure Point #2: Receiving (Part 3 of 4)

Another critical point in the food production process that, if not handled properly, could lead to undeclared allergens in the marketplace is at receiving. The receiving component is critical to ensure that accurate labels are coming into the...

Undeclared Allergens - Potential Failure Point #1: Purchasing (Part 2 of 4)

Undeclared allergens can wreak havoc on a food manufacturer's reputation. Not only can these undeclared allergens pose a life-threatening risk to the public, but the resulting Class I recall can tarnish the food maker's reputation - temporarily...

3 Potential Failure Points That Could Lead to Undeclared Allergens in the Marketplace - Part 1 of 4

Undeclared allergens were responsible for the greatest number of recalls in the United States in 2013, causing significant consumer health issues, scrap costs, and sourcing conundrums. What leads to undeclared allergens? 

2014 Diet Trends & Health Concerns Food Manufacturers Need on Their Radar

It seems that every year is marked with new diets that are sure to cure the American ails of weight loss, and 2013 was no different. In 2013, we saw the undeniable shift toward gluten-free living with the release of “Wheat Belly” and the rise of...

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