Food Safety

Our Voice of Food Retail blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food retail industry.

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  • Retail Food Safety Professional – The Wearer of Many Hats

    May 9, 2019
    In honor of International Food Professionals’ Day, today we salute the retail food safety professional who works tirelessly to ensure the food sold to customers is safe....
  • FSMA Rule on Intentional Adulteration Compliance Date Approaches, Who is Covered and What is Needed for Compliance?

    May 8, 2019
    The FDA’s Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule is one of the seven major rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The IA rule is intended to protect public health by preventing intentional adulteration from acts that are intended to ...
  • Safe Quality Food Institute and the National Restaurant Association Create SQF Food Safety Code for Foodservice

    Mar 22, 2019
    Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) is excited to announce that in partnership with the National Restaurant Association, the two organizations will develop the SQF Food Safety Code for Foodservice. This Code will provide a solution for the restaurant ...
  • A New Recipe for Food Safety at Home

    Mar 20, 2019
    The FMI Foundation and Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) released the Safe Recipe Style Guide, to help standardize food safety recipe instructions. These instructions can help raise public awareness for proper handwashing procedures, ...
  • The SCOTUS Case that will Reexamine What “Confidential” Means to You

    Mar 19, 2019
    A legal case heading to oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court this spring has far-reaching implications when it comes to something you hold near and dear -- your confidential commercial information. FMI is a named party in the case because we ...
  • SQF Code Recognized as a Procurement Standard for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Feb 14, 2019
    The five Olympic rings aren’t the only thing food retailers will notice at 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. The SQF Food Safety Code for Primary Production has been recognized as a procurement standard for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic ...
  • FMI Food Safety 2019 Initiatives

    Feb 14, 2019
    The year ended up being a challenging one with a series of devastating foodborne outbreaks to hit retailers and our communities. As the FMI Food Protection Committee (FPC) looked at initiatives for 2019, public health and preventing additional ...
  • Let Us Begin to Unpack the Romaine Crisis

    Feb 11, 2019
    When the government issued a nationwide consumer advisory on all romaine lettuce just days before the biggest food holiday of the year, the operational impact was massive, and the repercussions continue today. Compounding the situation, this was the ...
  • Be the Food Safety MVP this Super Bowl

    Feb 1, 2019
    This weekend when you are getting your food line-up strait and preparing for the big game, Don’t Wing It! Make sure you have a food safety game plan. ...
  • The Boardroom’s Perspective of The Future of Retail

    Jan 15, 2019
    For the fourth year, FMI and Oliver Wyman have teamed up to provide thought leadership on the most pressing issues facing the food retail industry. The annual edition of Boardroom takes readers directly into the C-Suite of food retail companies and ...
  • FMI’s 2018 Financial Diversity

    Dec 31, 2018
    Providing the retail food industry with the myriad products and services that FMI offers requires resources—both human and financial capital. To avoid being a one-pronged fork, any well-run business endeavors to diversify its revenue sources and FMI ...
  • SQFI Continues to Elevate Food Safety Auditing in 2018

    Dec 19, 2018
    Today, consumers’ tastes change rapidly as they seek new food experiences. Shoppers desire more diverse products and are using a variety of channels to satisfy these cravings. As their food palate is expanding, so is their understanding of food ...
  • Food Safety in 2018 – A Collision of Public Health and Common Sense

    Dec 19, 2018
    Two words sum up food safety in 2018: Romaine Lettuce. Say those words in front of your peers in the food industry and you will be met with heads in hands, eyes rolling, heads shaking and deep sighs. You might even end the conversation before it has ...
  • FMI’s Strategic X’s and O’s in 2018

    Dec 17, 2018
    What is true for the industry is reflected in the life of its trade association. 2018 has been a year of the need for FMI to pay attention to where we plot our X’s while carefully watching out for those sneaky O’...
  • FMI Partners with IFPTI to Provide Allergen Awareness Training for Retailers

    Dec 6, 2018
    According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), approximately 15 million people in the United States suffer from food allergies. In the last decade, the prevalence of reported food allergies has significantly increased with an estimated ...