Center for Retail Food Safety and Defense

Food Safety Programs provides retailers and wholesalers the information and tools they need to ensure they are properly protecting consumers by selling safe and wholesome food and operating within the scope of regulatory requirements and best practices. FMI is unique in that it tailors all of its programs, training and guidance specifically to its members, offering a one-stop shop for food safety. In addition to food safety support, FMI is also available 24/7 to assist members in need of crisis management.

Latest Food Safety Updates

  • FDA’s FSMA Final Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

    Apr 22, 2016
    FSMA Series: What Food Retailers Need To KnowThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its final rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food as part of the agency’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rule establishes criteria and definitions that would apply in determining whether food is adulterated because it has been transported or offered for transport by a shipper, carrier by motor vehicle or rail vehicle, or a receiver engaged in the transportation of food. On Monday, April 18, FMI held a webinar on the final rule.
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  • FSMA Webinar: If You Ship, Carry or Receive Food, This Rule Will Impact You

    Apr 19, 2016

    Repositrak_200On Tuesday, April 26, 2016,at 1 p.m. ET, ReposiTrak will host a complimentary webinar on the final FSMA Sanitary Transportation Rule. The Sanitary Transportation rule has lon­­g been considered the 'sleeper' rule because of its potential to have the broadest impact in the food supply chain.  Information concerning the type of food product, maintenance of proper temperature and performance of required cleaning procedures will generate stacks of additional records that all need to be available for FDA inspection. Are you ready?

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  • Inside Boardroom: The Importance of Food Safety

    Apr 19, 2016
    shopping for rice_240In the fifth part of our Q&A series, I spoke with Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, CFS, VP of food safety programs at FMI, and Chris Baker, partner in Oliver Wyman’s Retail Practice, on the importance of food safety to our industry. Food safety has always been a priority for the supermarket industry, and our U.S. Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2015 data suggests that grocers are expecting its impact to only gain attention within their businesses.
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