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    Coffee Talk: Hazard vs. Risk

    TraceGains sat down with Jennifer McEntire, VP Food Safety & Technology, United Fresh Produce Association, to discuss the difference between hazards and risks.

    TraceGains Is Attending Food Safety Summit. Are You?

    One way to determine the efficacy of attending any food safety convention, tradeshow, or conference is to consider the media partners at the event.  Dairy Foods, Food Engineering, National Provisioner, Prepared Foods, and Snack Food and Wholesale Bakery are just some of the media outlets at the upcoming Food Safety Summit held May 8 – 11, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois.

    Transparency, Collaboration, and Leadership Spotlighted During Global Food Safety Conference

    The annual Global Food Safety Conference has come to a close and TraceGains was thrilled to be a part of the action. Nearly 1200 food safety leaders from 54 countries around the world were in attendance to discuss critical food safety concepts and forward-thinking initiatives to help make our industry safer, more collaborative, more transparent, and more efficient.

    Lean Manufacturing and Food Safety: Eliminating Waste with Lean Production Flow

    CPGs (consumer packaged goods), especially those within the food industry, operate on thin margins. Saving waste in food production of one percent can shift the profitability paradigm quickly. For this reason, the practice of lean manufacturing, which started in the automotive arena, has fully invaded food manufacturing best practices.

    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.

    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. 

    Decoding the FDA’s Draft Guidance for HARPC

    The FDA published Draft Guidance on Preventive Controls for Human Food in the Federal Register on August 23, 2016. With over 200 pages thus far, the industry guidance represents the agency's current thinking on the development of food safety plans and hazard analysis as required by the Preventive Controls rule. 

    FSMA Roadmap: How We Got Here

    If you’ve listened in to any of our FSMA Club webinars, you know that we, along with Marc Sanchez, regulatory attorney, have gone through the nuts and bolts to most of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules (Produce Safety is our upcoming webinar). This article, which Marc presented at the 2016 TraceGains Customer Conference and Training, brings it back just a little bit and talks about how we even got to where we are with FSMA.

    Friday Food News: FDA’s FSMA Education Funding and Dannon’s Preliminary Injunction

    From the announcement of FDA’s funding for FSMA outreach, education, and training to the granting of a preliminary injunction for Dannon, below are some interesting reads from this week:

    Top Food & Beverage Manufacturer Events and Conferences for 2016

    With 2015 behind us, it’s time to look ahead to what 2016 brings in terms of new ideas, strategies, and directions that can be implemented within your business.

    And with FSMA rules being finalized and published, it’s important to learn as much as you can about new regulations, and how some of the latest innovative ideas can help you meet your company’s strategic goals.