5 Best and Worst Things To Do When Preparing for GFSI Certification

Although the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is considered the gold standard among companies in the food industry, it’s always evolving. On Feb. 26, 2020, GFSI rolled out the latest update of its benchmarking requirements.

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.

The 483 Solution — What You Need To Know

Your company received a Form 483. Now what? Anyone who’s ever dealt with a 483 knows it’s no fun. Gain insight into how you can take the pain out of dealing with 483s.

Coffee Talk: How Has Big Data Affected Food Safety and Quality?

Big data is not a new term, nor is it a new concept for anyone in the business world. By definition, “big data” refers to “data sets that are too large and complex to manipulate or interrogate with standard methods or tools.” Like many...

Safety and Sanitation for Food Plants During COVID-19

Today there's more emphasis than ever on keeping the food produced and the people who make it safe while maintaining compliance with shifting regulations.

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...

Behind the Scenes as a Food Safety Auditor

TraceGains partnered with Nancy Scharlach, President and Chief Technical Director for FSMA International in 2015. Nancy is a Lead Instructor for FSMA Rule Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) and FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food...

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...

Food Contact Packaging: Quality and Safety Considerations

Ask any company in the food manufacturing industry, and they will tell you that food safety is their top priority. Achieving proper food safety requires a commitment to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to ensure food products meet the...

Food Policy: A Conversation with Baylen Linnekin

GMOs, FSMA, and menu labeling are all hot topics in food policy and regulation. To further discuss the latest updates, we sat down with Baylen Linnekin, leading food policy author and attorney.