FDA Launches Voluntary Pilot Program to Evaluate Third-Party Food Safety Standards, Meeting Another Milestone in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

October 26, 2020 FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a voluntary pilot program to evaluate alignment of private third-party food safety audit standards with the food safety requirements in two regulations under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PC Human Food) and the Produce Safety rules.

United Fresh Produce Association Builds the Next Generation of Produce Safety Professionals

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting applications for Class Two of the Produce Safety Immersion Program. To further support the career development of produce safety professionals, they also are launching two new programs: a food safety student membership and a food safety job board.

Best Practices for Supermarket Food Safety

October 9, 2020 Emerson

Ensuring food safety is an ever-present concern for grocers; in 2020, this imperative has become more critical than ever. Rapidly emerging e-fulfillment models, evolving consumer preferences and global market trends have combined to create unprecedented complexities. COVID-19 pushed many grocery shoppers online for the first time, rapidly accelerating e-commerce adoption — while likely reshaping consumer buying habits in some lasting ways.

SmartWash Solutions Announces Annual Food Safety Month Partner Recognition

October 9, 2020 SmartWash Solutions

SmartWash Solutions, a company founded on advancing process control systems to improve food safety and mitigate wash line cross-contamination, is highlighting food safety month by initiating the SmartWash Circle of Excellence to recognize top-performing US-based processing plants.

FMI: Making Food Safety Training Accessible to All

To help FMI members develop a strong culture of food safety for the entire workforce—from new hires to CEOs—the FMI Food Safety Team has worked with state and local governments to ensure the FMI SafeMark training and certification program can be accessible to all.