• Whole Genome Sequencing: Big Data Generating a Safer Food Supply

    Apr 26, 2017
    Whole Genome SequencingAs we collect more data about foodborne pathogens, we will gain a better understanding of how food becomes adulterated and how to identify the root cause of contamination. Whole Genome Sequencing's straightforward, inexpensive and highly-accurate testing procedure is emerging as a gold standard for the future of food safety. 
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  • Be the Future of Food Safety

    Apr 25, 2017
    SQF Auditor_FMI Foundation Scholarship Flyer_Page_1The need for food safety system auditors will continue to escalate as  the global supply chain continues to expand. To encourage careers in the field, the FMI Foundation has teamed up with The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) to provide a Food Safety Auditing Scholarship and Education Travel Grant to each of the 30 deserving college students in the past four years. 
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  • Be Prepared for Crisis

    Apr 21, 2017
    Store EntryEven as food retailers, we need to be prepared to ensure the safety and security of our employees and customers. At FMI’s 2017 ASAP Conference, Mark Seguin, founder and CEO of TBG Solutions Inc., presented a two-part workshop on “How to Survive an Active Shooter Situation.” 
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  • Why Transparency Isn’t Always Clear

    Apr 20, 2017
    ClarityWhat we need is practical, targeted clarity, which necessitates taking the time to find out what people want to know and then presenting it to them with lucid integrity. It’s with this notion that the 2017 edition of FMI’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends will focus on transparency, both defining this maligned concept and getting our arms around the good it calls for while approaching it realistically and with frugal practicality.
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  • 30 Years and Counting: Modernizing the Tax Code

    Apr 18, 2017
    Modernizing the Tax CodeDoing your taxes is probably exceeded only by jury duty on the list of civic responsibilities people dread. The genesis of this anxiety is simple to trace - the United States has an outdated and unwieldy tax system that hasn’t been updated in over 30 years. 
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  • Critical Thinking for Critical Issues, In Critical Times

    Apr 14, 2017
    June EventsThe world of food retail is always changing, so having the tools to make strategic adjustments and adapt requires the right talent, resources and a collaborative spirit.With that in mind FMI has designed four events in one week in one major city to promote thoughtful connections for food retail businesses. 
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  • Effectively Managing Precautionary Allergen Labeling in Food Retail

    Apr 13, 2017
    LabelingAcross the food industry, voluntary warnings – called precautionary allergen labeling (PAL) – are included on finished products, or display cases, to alert customers about potential cross-contact with an unintended allergen source.
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