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Food Contact Packaging: Quality and Safety Considerations

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

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...

Ingredients Found in Successful FSQA Professionals

Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) professionals are the gatekeepers for incoming inventory at food and supplements processing plants. These crucial employees reduce risk by ensuring out-of-spec raw materials, items, or ingredients never...

Tips on Quality and Diversity from the World’s Largest Baking Company

Former Vice President of Operations for Grupo Bimbo Alejandro Cebado spoke with SmartBrief about his previous role at the company and his advice for young quality professionals.

Pinnacle Foods on Automation in Supply Chain Quality

The Senior Manager of Food Safety and Quality for Pinnacle Foods Group spoke with SmartBrief,  sharing tales from the quality assurance industry and the critical role she plays in it.

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...

Undeclared Allergens: Potential Failure Point 3: Packing

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.

Undeclared Allergens: Potential Failure Point 2: Receiving

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

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 manufacturer’s reputation –...

3 Potential Failure Points That Could Lead to Undeclared Allergens

Undeclared allergens were the second-leading cause of recalls in the United States in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which can lead to significant consumer health issues, scrap costs, and sourcing problems. Extraneous...