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Navigating Through a Recall

Whether voluntary or mandatory, recalls can have significant impacts and implications on brands. Not only do recalls have the potential to cost millions of dollars, but sometimes brands never fully recover when there is a loss of life. In...

FSMA Temporary Policy Updates

The pandemic dramatically changed the way brands, and their customers operate. Companies raced to accommodate and anticipate new consumer needs and a new reality. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is no different. In light of...

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.

Food Safety: Making an Impact Behind the Scenes

Former Director of Corporate Food Safety and Quality for Golden State Foods Wendy White sits down for an interview with SmartBrief. She puts her years of experience to work behind the scenes, helping to ensure pathogens don’t reach the consumer...

Better Supply Chain Transparency Through Accountability

Today's food-savvy consumer requires more information about the origin of their food, the production process, and the business's care to ensure sustainability. Though it is common to see food manufacturers invest in technology to improve supply...

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.

Identifying ‘Reasonably Foreseeable’ Hazards is Now Easier

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued several rules to clarify regulatory requirements. One of these relates to Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based...

FSMA: Designing and Implementing the Food Safety Plan

Are you being asked to design and implement a Food Safety Plan for your organization? Is it giving you anxiety? Are you hoping to find a definitive guide to meet the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) requirements, exceed your company's...

Decoding HARPC

Under the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) regulations, mandates for food facilities in the United States require compliance with regulations, standards, and guidance above and beyond those of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and...