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Features: SPECIAL FEATURE: Recipe for Modernized Food Safety System - What’s the Missing Key Ingredient?

With the birth of the FSMA, the FDA has been armed with the necessary sanction to streamline the food safety system in the U.S. It has since issued seven proposed rules to farmers, manufacturers, and importers aimed at ensuring that our food is safe for consumption and that the issues of maintaining a global marketplace will be reduced, or at least well-managed.

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Features: Case Study: Improving Food Inspection Process in Florida

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mobile field inspection operation began facing challenges several years ago as its field equipment reached end of service life. The handheld devices inspectors operated to conduct food safety inspections were being discontinued, and the inkjet printers they used for printing out onsite inspection results were not compatible with newer electronic devices.

Features: IT Building Blocks

How constructing the right IT system can strengthen safety and crisis management

Features: Top Five Software Capabilities in Safety

Incorporate critical software abilities that leverage real-time, actionable knowledge and provide analytics for better control and consistency during production

Departments: IT Solutions for Food Safety Management

IT can help manage the mound of information it takes to remain compliant with new food safety legislation.

Departments: Data Explosion Threatens Food Safety

Experienced auditors with cutting-edge technology can protect your business

Departments: Tune Up Traceability with Enterprise Resource Planning

ERP software vital to keep track of lot-specific data across entire supply chains

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Features: The zNose Knows Ripeness

An electronic nose may hold the secrets to melon ripeness and could provide the answer much more quickly than the previous scientific method—gas chromatography—which takes up to an hour to analyze a single sample.

Departments: Cloud Computing Maximizes Usefulness of Food Safety System Data

All too frequently, a story appears about tainted food that has traveled through the supply chain undetected until it causes illness and triggers a costly recall. This scenario not only puts the health of the consumer at risk but is also invariably expensive and can destroy a company’s reputation.

Features: Genome-Sequencing Sleuth Aimed at New Pathogens

It’s been used to crack the code of some of the most troublesome foodborne illness outbreaks in the world, including the rare and lethal E. coli hybrid strain that began in Germany and spread throughout Europe, Canada, and the U.S. last summer, as well as the outbreak of listeriosis traced to cantaloupes from Colorado-based Jensen Farms last autumn.

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