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How a Government Shutdown Affects Your Food Safety

A government shutdown looms on today’s horizon January 19, 2018. There are many federal agencies working for the American people on food safety. Three examples are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responsible for…
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How do I Add Radiological Hazards into My Food Safety Plan?

Radiological hazards are chemical hazards. Radioactive chemicals emit harmful radiation that at large doses is harmful soon after exposure and at small doses is harmful years or decades later. Our food may become contaminated through the absorption…

What I Learned from an FDA Seafood Guidance

I was on a flight to Boston, and in my hand was the FDA draft guidance, Seafood HACCP and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Guidance for Industry. HACCP is hazard analysis and critical control points, and the Seafood HACCP rule was published…
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What are Preventive Controls in the Food Industry?

Preventive controls are actions your company takes to ensure the product is safe. The FDA recognizes five types of preventive controls in the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule. They are process, allergen, sanitation, supply chain, and…
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First Cold Brew Coffee Recall

As I sit drinking my Jamaican Me Crazy morning coffee, I open the newest FDA recall announcement, and it is for Death Wish Coffee’s Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew. First, that’s an unfortunate name given that the recall is for the potential…
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What Happens at Receiving Does Not Stay at Receiving

Receiving is a critical operation within your company with great responsibilities. Receiving of raw materials potentially contaminated with pathogens Receiving of ingredients with known allergens Receiving of ingredients or packaging…

September 18, 2017: Enforcement Date for Food Safety Plans

I am writing this on September 18th, 2017. For over a year I have trained people in workshops that this date is the FDA enforcement date for all food companies as regulated under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)’s Preventive Controls…
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Software Update - Expert Services and SOP Template Library

Access Food Safety Experts and Standard Operating Procedure Templates Announcing the major release of ConnectFood version 2.0! The release contains two major features: The Food Safety Expert Marketplace with On-Demand Services Standard…
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2017 Illinois Food Safety Symposium: A Review

On August 8th and 9th, 2017, the ConnectFood team hosted the 2017 Illinois Food Safety Symposium in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. There were nearly 250 food industry professionals that attended the two day event. ConnectFood organized and…