The Catastrophic Cost of Food Recalls

When we consider the greatest threat to food industry establishments, we may think of inflated overhead costs or employee turnover, but a single recall can devastate a manufacturer’s reputation and success. Each year, billions of dollars are lost as a result of food safety program failures that directly affect consumers. With an increased focus on optimal production and profitability, a …

Under Pressure: Keeping The Food Industry Safe

Though many industries have been shaken by Covid-19, few have been hit as hard, and to such varied extremes, as the food industry. With the growing news of infected manufacturing plant workers, struggling food service operators, increasing demand on grocery stores, and the mass disposal of crops and livestock, it seems every facet of the food business has been affected. …

HACCP, the foundation of safe manufacturing

Whether your goal is cGMP, ISO, or GFSI certification you’ll need a strong HACCP plan first. HACCP is a formal methodology to identify and mitigate food safety hazards. HACCP serves as the foundation of a food or dietary supplement company’s food safety plan.  HACCP plans are built upon prerequisite programs and attempt to identify one or more Critical Control Points(CCPS) …

Choosing the Right Food Safety Consultant

Why partner with a food safety consultant?  The food and dietary supplement manufacturing industries are in high demand. Consumers rely on these operations for their critical necessities and trust these products are manufactured under appropriate controls and conditions. Achieving and maintaining full compliance can be a challenge, which is why many companies seek guidance from food safety consultants to safeguard …

Drive-Thru, Take-Out, and Delivery Tips to Prevent Viral Transmission

During these unprecedented times, most businesses deemed “non-essential” have closed to the public. Thankfully, you can still patronize your favorites restaurants while minding social distancing guidelines via take-out, curbside pick-up,  drive-thru, and delivery services.  While food safety risks remain a concern, consumers and restaurant owners can significantly reduce these risks by informing themselves and being proactive.  Here are a few …

Pandemic Dining: What you need to know

As COVID-19 raises alarm across the country, fears about sharing meals in public are escalating by the day. Though much of the concern stems from buffets and dine-in restaurants, many people have found themselves wary of utilizing credit card touch screens and condiment shakers, afraid they may be contaminated with the virus. Diners are reassessing their relationship with sit-down eateries …

Reducing Foodborne Illness: A Comprehensive Guide for Eaters and Eateries Alike

With the recent awareness of widespread viruses and the ever-emerging news of repeat offenders such as Chipotle and Jimmy John’s, it’s no surprise that restaurants in general are suffering a sharp decline in customers. The more foodborne illness issues come to light, the more the public’s confidence in America’s food service industry seems to wane. Increasing that confidence begins by …

C Store Food Safety

Convenience Store… These words alone conjure images of microwaved burritos, nacho cheese pumps, and “gas station sushi”, but this staple of modern America has evolved significantly over the years. These days, many convenience stores offer a wide array of fresh food options such as handmade sandwiches and fresh cut produce.  With this increase in fresh options comes an increase in …